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Third person singular
- (transitive) To lengthen by pulling.
- I stretched the rubber band until it almost broke.
- (transitive) To pull tight.
- First, stretch the skin over the frame of the drum.
- (transitive) To get more use than expected from a limited resource.
- I managed to stretch my coffee supply a few more days.
- (transitive) To try to make too much of.
- To say crossing the street was brave is stretching the meaning of "brave" considerably.
- (intransitive) To lengthen when pulled.
- The rubber band stretched almost to the breaking point.
- (intransitive) To extend one’s limbs or body in order to stretch the muscles.
- I woke up, yawned and stretched.
- An act of stretching.
- I was right in the middle of a stretch when the phone rang.
- To say crossing the street was brave was quite a stretch.
- The ability to lengthen when pulled.
- That rubber band has quite a bit of stretch.
- A course of thought which similarly diverts from 'straight' logic
- A segment of a journey or route.
- It was an easy trip except for the last stretch, which took forever.
- (baseball) A quick pitching delivery used when runners are on base where the pitcher slides his leg instead of lifting it.
- (baseball) A long reach in the direction of the ball with a foot remaining on the base by a first baseman in order to catch the ball sooner.
- A length of time
- He did a 7-year stretch in jail.
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- Maori: taronga
- by a long stretch
- cat stretch
- seventh inning stretch
- stretch limo
- stretch of the imagination
- stretch mark
- stretch out
- stretch pants
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