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stretch

stretch

 
pronunciation:
strech
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: stretched, stretches, stretching
definition 1: to spread out or reach out to the full length in order to make loose and flexible.
He always stretches his legs before playing soccer.
synonyms:
expand
similar words:
extend, lengthen, open, spread, unfold
definition 2: to cause to extend or reach from one point to another.
He stretched a wire from the pole to the house.
synonyms:
string
similar words:
connect
definition 3: to reach out or extend.
He stretched his hand out to help me.
synonyms:
extend
antonyms:
withdraw
similar words:
offer, put out, reach out
definition 4: to pull or draw tightly.
We stretched the tent over its poles.
antonyms:
relax
similar words:
strain, tense
definition 5: to cause to become longer or wider.
He stretched his chewing gum into long strings.
synonyms:
broaden, lengthen, widen
antonyms:
compress
similar words:
enlarge, expand, pull, spread
definition 6: to extend over an area or in a certain direction.
The storm will stretch across the state.
synonyms:
reach
similar words:
carry, go, range, sprawl, spread
definition 7: to lie down.
He stretched out on the couch for a nap.
synonyms:
lie down, recline
similar words:
loll, lounge, sprawl
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of stretching.
The team sat down for a stretch of the arms and legs.
synonyms:
expansion
similar words:
reach
definition 2: a continuous area or distance.
We drove over a long stretch of desert land.
synonyms:
expanse, reach, sweep
similar words:
run, spread
definition 3: the degree to which something can be stretched.
The rope has a short stretch.
synonyms:
give
definition 4: a continuous period of time.
He left town for a long stretch.
synonyms:
period, while
similar words:
run, space
derivations: stretchable (adj.), stretchability (n.)
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