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stretch

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Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to stretch

Third person singular
stret

Simple past
es

Past participle
-

Present participle
ch

to stretch (third-person singular simple present stret, present participle ch, simple past and past participle es)
  1. (transitive) To lengthen by pulling.
    I stretched the rubber band until it almost broke.
  2. (transitive) To pull tight.
    First, stretch the skin over the frame of the drum.
  3. (transitive) To get more use than expected from a limited resource.
    I managed to stretch my coffee supply a few more days.
  4. (transitive) To try to make too much of.
    To say crossing the street was brave is stretching the meaning of "brave" considerably.
  5. (intransitive) To lengthen when pulled.
    The rubber band stretched almost to the breaking point.
  6. (intransitive) To extend one’s limbs or body in order to stretch the muscles.
    I woke up, yawned and stretched.

Translations

Noun

Singular
stretch

Plural
es

stretch (es)
Stretching
  1. 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.
  2. The ability to lengthen when pulled.
    That rubber band has quite a bit of stretch.
  3. A course of thought which similarly diverts from 'straight' logic
  4. A segment of a journey or route.
    It was an easy trip except for the last stretch, which took forever.
  5. (baseball) A quick pitching delivery used when runners are on base where the pitcher slides his leg instead of lifting it.
  6. (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.
  7. A length of time
    He did a 7-year stretch in jail.

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