Dictionary Results for stretching


1. stretching - noun

· act of expanding by lengthening or widening

Hypernym(s): expansion, enlargement




2. stretching - noun

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

Synonym(s): stretch

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




3. stretch - verb

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

Synonym(s): stretch_along

Hypernym(s): be




4. 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




5. 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




6. stretch - verb

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

Hypernym(s): grow

Antonym(s): shrink




7. stretch - verb

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

Synonym(s): elongate

Hypernym(s): lengthen




8. stretch - verb

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

Synonym(s): stretch_out

Hypernym(s): lie_down, lie




9. stretch - verb

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

Hypernym(s): pull, draw




10. stretch - verb

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

Hypernym(s): widen, broaden, extend




11. 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




12. 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




13. 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





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