Dictionary Results for stretch


1. stretch - noun

· a large and unbroken expanse or distance; "a stretch of highway"; "a stretch of clear water"

Hypernym(s): expanse




2. stretch - noun

· the act of physically reaching or thrusting out

Synonym(s): reach, reaching

Hypernym(s): motion, movement, move, motility




3. stretch - noun

· a straightaway section of a racetrack

Hypernym(s): straightaway, straight




4. stretch - noun

· exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent

Synonym(s): stretching

Hypernym(s): exercise, exercising, physical_exercise, physical_exertion, workout




5. stretch - noun

· extension to or beyond the ordinary limit; "running at full stretch"; "by no stretch of the imagination"; "beyond any stretch of his understanding"

Hypernym(s): extension




6. stretch - noun

· an unbroken period of time during which you do something; "there were stretches of boredom"; "he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary"

Synonym(s): stint

Hypernym(s): duration, continuance




7. stretch - noun

· the capacity for being stretched

Synonym(s): stretchiness, stretchability

Hypernym(s): elasticity, snap




8. stretch - verb

· occupy a large, elongated area; "The park stretched beneath the train line"

Synonym(s): stretch_along

Hypernym(s): be




9. stretch - verb

· extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head"

Synonym(s): extend

Hypernym(s): tense, strain, tense_up




10. stretch - verb

· extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; "Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna"

Synonym(s): unfold, stretch_out, extend

Hypernym(s): change_shape, change_form, deform




11. stretch - verb

· become longer by being stretched and pulled; "The fabric stretches"

Hypernym(s): grow

Antonym(s): shrink




12. stretch - verb

· make long or longer by pulling and stretching; "stretch the fabric"

Synonym(s): elongate

Hypernym(s): lengthen




13. stretch - verb

· lie down comfortably; "To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass"

Synonym(s): stretch_out

Hypernym(s): lie_down, lie




14. stretch - verb

· pull in opposite directions; "During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack"

Hypernym(s): pull, draw




15. stretch - verb

· extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly; "Stretch the limits"; "stretch my patience"; "stretch the imagination"

Hypernym(s): widen, broaden, extend




16. stretch - verb

· corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor"

Synonym(s): load, adulterate, dilute, debase

Hypernym(s): corrupt, spoil




17. stretch - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): extend

Hypernym(s): increase




18. stretch - verb

· extend one's body or limbs; "Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours"

Synonym(s): stretch_out

Hypernym(s): move




19. stretch - adjective

· having an elongated seating area; "a stretch limousine"




20. stretch - adjective

· easily stretched; "stretch hosiery"





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