outstretched outstretched  /aʊt ˈstrɛtʃt/


  • (adj) fully extended especially in length


  1. On Chengdu's main square, near the outstretched arm of a statue of Mao, sits a shopping center with Cartier, Zegna and Hugo Boss outlets.
  2. He stands between them and their escape to the weekend, hand outstretched.
  3. Lovers leave sweethearts with their outstretched arms and business people leave customers with their outstretched wallets.


  1. Google acquisition keeps Waze out of rivals' hands

    Google buys mobile mapping service Waze, which has about 50 million users in 190 countries. Facebook, Apple and others had been eyeing the company. SAN FRANCISCO — Google Inc. snatched a popular mobile mapping service from the outstretched hands of its Internet superpower rivals, securing its dominance in real-time navigation information.        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Take better selfies with CamMe

    Remove the outstretched arm from your selfies with this free iOS app. Originally posted at How To
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CNET

  3. Annual book sale attracts hundreds

    A little rain never hurt any of Erie's book lovers. Hundreds of them packed Villa Maria Elementary School's gymnasium this afternoon for the annual Great American Book Sale, emerging with their umbrellas outstretched after hours of sifting and sorting book titles.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Erie Times-News


  1. "Our hope remains that Iran would respond to the president's outstretched hand in a positive and constructive way, but we'll see," Gates said.
    on Jul 27, 2009 By: Robert Gates Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "The government I am about to form will do all it can to achieve a just, long-lasting peace with our neighbors and the entire Arab world," Netanyahu said. "Each of our neighbors truly willing to move toward peace will find an outstretched...
    on Mar 30, 2009 By: Benjamin Netanyahu Source: FOXNews

  3. "They had an outstretched arm in front of my ball all night," Ray Allen said. "I just move forward and just focus on getting good rest today and being ready for tomorrow."
    on Jun 8, 2010 By: Ray Allen Source: msnbc.com

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