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  Words related to stretch

Related / Similar Words: reach, reaching, stretching, stretchiness, stretchability, stint, extend, stretch out, elongate, adulterate, dilute, debase, unfold, stretch along

 

Definition:
  • the act of physically reaching or thrusting out;
  • extension to or beyond the ordinary limit; "running at full stretch"; "by no stretch of the imagination"; "beyond any stretch of his understanding";
  • exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent;
  • a straightaway section of a racetrack;
  • the capacity for being stretched;
  • a large and unbroken expanse or distance; "a stretch of highway"; "a stretch of clear water";
  • an unbroken period of time during which you do something; "there were stretches of boredom"; "he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary";
  • extend one''s limbs or muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head";
  • extend one''s body or limbs; "Let''s stretch for a minute--we''ve been sitting here for over 3 hours";
  • increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance; "stretch the soup by adding some more cream"; "extend the casserole with a little rice";
  • become longer by being stretched and pulled; "The fabric stretches";
  • make long or longer by pulling and stretching; "stretch the fabric";
  • corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor";
  • extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly; "Stretch the limits"; "stretch my patience"; "stretch the imagination";
  • pull in opposite directions; "During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack";
  • lie down comfortably; "To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass";
  • extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; "Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna";
  • occupy a large, elongated area; "The park stretched beneath the train line";
  • easily stretched; "stretch hosiery";

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    Hyponyms: outreach, pandiculation, homestretch, slack, spread-eagle, crane, stretch out, give, yield, water down, sophisticate, doctor, doctor up, pull back, draw

     

    Grouped Verbs: adulterate, dilute, debase, extend

     

    Part Meronyms: racetrack, racecourse, raceway, track

     

    Derivational Morphology: stretch out, reach, reach out, elongate, extend, stretch along, extension, extensor muscle, extensor, stretching, reaching, stretchiness, stretchability, stretcher, elongation, adulteration, debasement, dilution, adulterant, adulterator

     

    Anagrams: Chester

     

    Language Translations:
    Chinese: 伸張   Dutch: strekken  
    Esperanto: streĉi   Finnish: venyttää  
    French: étendre   German: strecken  
    Hungarian: kinyújtani   Italian: tendere  
    Japanese: 伸ばす   Korean: 당기다  
    Portuguese: esticar   Russian: вытягивать  
    Spanish: estirar   Swedish: sträcka  
    Telugu: సాగదీయు  
     
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