Adjective: stretched strecht
Verb: stretch strech
- (of muscles) relieved of stiffness by stretching
"well-stretched muscles are less susceptible to injury"
- Extended or spread over a wide area or distance
"broad fields lay stretched on both sides of us"
- Occupy a large, elongated area
"The park stretched beneath the train line";
- stretch along
- Extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body
"Stretch your legs!";
- Make longer or of full length; remove folds by pulling
"stretch out that piece of cloth";
- unfold, stretch out, extend
- Become longer by being stretched and pulled
"The fabric stretches"
- Make long or longer by pulling and stretching
"stretch the fabric";
- Lie down comfortably
"To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass";
- stretch out
- Pull in opposite directions
"During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack"
- Extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly
"Stretch the limits"; "stretch my patience"; "stretch the imagination"
- Corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
- load, adulterate, dilute, debase
- Increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance
"stretch the soup by adding some more cream";
- Extend one's body or limbs
"Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours";
- stretch out
See also: extended, flexible, flexile
Type of: be, broaden, change form, change shape, corrupt, deform, draw, extend, force, grow, increase, lengthen, lie, lie down, move, pull, spoil, strain, tense, tense up, widen
Encyclopedia: Stretched Stretch