stretch

stretch
1. verb
1)

this material stretches

Syn:
be elastic, be stretchy, be tensile
2)

he stretched the elastic

Syn:
pull (out), draw out, extend, lengthen, elongate, expand
3)

stretch your weekend into a vacation

Syn:
prolong, lengthen, make longer, extend, spin out
Ant:
shorten
4)

my budget won't stretch to a new car

Syn:
be sufficient for, be enough for, cover; afford, have the money for
5)

the court case stretched their finances

Syn:
put a strain on, overtax, overextend, drain, sap
6)

stretching the truth

Syn:
bend, strain, distort, exaggerate, embellish
7)

she stretched out her hand to him

Syn:
reach out, hold out, extend, outstretch, proffer; literary outreach
Ant:
withdraw
8)

he stretched his arms

Syn:
extend, straighten (out)
9)

she stretched out on the sofa

Syn:
lie down, recline, lean back, be recumbent, sprawl, lounge, loll
10)

the desert stretches for miles

Syn:
extend, spread, continue
2. noun
1)

magnificent stretches of forest

Syn:
expanse, area, tract, belt, sweep, extent
2)

a four-hour stretch

Syn:
period, time, spell, run, stint, session, shift
3) informal

a ten-year stretch

Syn:
(prison) sentence, (prison) term, stint, rap
3. adjective

stretch fabrics

Syn:
stretchy, stretchable, elastic

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  • stretch — [stretʆ] verb 1. [transitive] FINANCE if something stretches an amount of money or a supply of something, it uses it up so you have hardly enough for your needs: • Our finances are stretched to the limit. 2. [intransitive, transitive] FINAN …   Financial and business terms

  • stretch — [ strɛtʃ ] n. m. • 1963; n. déposé , mot angl., de to stretch « allonger, étendre » ♦ Anglic. Techn. Procédé de traitement des tissus les rendant élastiques dans le sens horizontal. ♢ Par ext. Le tissu ainsi traité. Du stretch. Des stretchs. Par… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Stretch — Stretch, n. 1. Act of stretching, or state of being stretched; reach; effort; struggle; strain; as, a stretch of the limbs; a stretch of the imagination. [1913 Webster] By stretch of arms the distant shore to gain. Dryden. [1913 Webster] Those… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stretch — can refer to: *Stretching is a form of exercise or a pre exercise discipline, sometimes called Warming up *Stretch ceiling, a type of ceiling made from polymer. *Stretch ratio in the mechanics of materials *Stretched tuning of certain string… …   Wikipedia

  • stretch — ► VERB 1) (of something soft or elastic) be made or be able to be made longer or wider without tearing or breaking. 2) pull (something) tightly from one point to another. 3) extend one s body or a part of one s body to its full length. 4) last… …   English terms dictionary

  • stretch — [strech] vt. [ME strecchen < OE streccan, akin to Ger strecken < IE * sterg < base * (s)ter , to be stiff, rigid > STARE] 1. to hold out or reach out; extend [to stretch out a helping hand] 2. to cause (the body or limbs) to reach out …   English World dictionary

  • Stretch — Stretch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stretched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stretching}.] [OE. strecchen, AS. streccan; akin to D. strekken, G. strecken, OHG. strecchen, Sw. str[ a]cka, Dan. str[ae]kke; cf. AS. str[ae]ck, strec, strong, violent, G. strack… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stretch — 〈[ strɛ̣tʃ] m.; ; unz.〉 elastische Wirkware (BaumwollStretch, NylonStretch) [zu engl. stretch „dehnen“ <aengl. steccan; verwandt mit strecken] * * * Stretch [strɛt̮ʃ], der; [e]s, es [ strɛt̮ʃɪs] [zu engl. to stretch = dehnen]: sehr elastisches …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Stretch — (engl. für „Strecke“, „Zeitraum“ aber auch „Ausdehnung“) steht für: Stretch (Unternehmen), ein US amerikanischer Halbleiterhersteller mit Niederlassungen in Japan und Deutschland Stretch (Band), eine britische Bluesrock Band, 1973 78 Ein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • stretch — stretch; stretch·abil·i·ty; stretch·able; stretch·berry; stretch·er; un·stretch; …   English syllables

  • Stretch — Stretch, v. i. 1. To be extended; to be drawn out in length or in breadth, or both; to spread; to reach; as, the iron road stretches across the continent; the lake stretches over fifty square miles. [1913 Webster] As far as stretcheth any ground …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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