stretch stretch  /ˈstrɛtʃ/


  1. (n) a large and unbroken expanse or distance
  2. (n) the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
  3. (n) a straightaway section of a racetrack
  4. (n) exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent
  5. (n) extension to or beyond the ordinary limit
  6. (n) an unbroken period of time during which you do something
  7. (n) the capacity for being stretched
  8. (v) occupy a large, elongated area
  9. (v) extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body
  10. (v) extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length
  11. (v) become longer by being stretched and pulled
  12. (v) make long or longer by pulling and stretching
  13. (v) lie down comfortably
  14. (v) pull in opposite directions
  15. (v) extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly
  16. (v) corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
  17. (v) increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance
  18. (v) extend one's body or limbs
  19. (adj) having an elongated seating area
  20. (adj) easily stretched


  1. The first stretch fabric, of course, was skin.
  2. At peak hours, the accumulated tailbacks can stretch past 120 miles.
  3. Schiaparelli of the stretch pants is snowy-haired Maria Bogner, 47, stunning wife of former German Olympic Ski Star Willy Bogner.


  1. Stretch of I-77 closed to trucks

    A three-mile stretch of Interstate 77 that goes over Celanese Road in York County is partially closed to truck drivers after holes were discovered in the roadway. The South Carolina Department of Transportation is trying to keep the weight off that stretch of interstate. The SCDOT is not allowing trucks to travel in the right lane on I-77.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WSOC-TV Charlotte

  2. Dangerous Stretch Of Road In Mansfield To Be Improved

    A nearly one mile stretch of road in Mansfield with a reputation for being over-crowded is about to get some safety improvements: extra lanes for drivers.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CBS Dallas - Fort Worth

  3. Stretch of I-94 eastbound to close overnight

    A stretch of interstate will shut down overnight.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WISN 12 Milwaukee


  1. "As I said it yesterday, it's a process," Woods said. "You have to just build. All the Opens that I've won I've had one stretch of nine holes. I got myself back in the championship with those nine holes."
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Tiger Wood Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "My offensive line looks good, the defense played good down the stretch," Favre told the Biloxi newspaper. "I'm excited about playing for a talented young football team."
    on Feb 2, 2007 By: Brett Favre Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Adding more combat troops will only endanger more Americans and stretch our military to the breaking point for no strategic gain," Pelosi and Reid wrote in a letter to Bush.
    on Jan 5, 2007 By: Harry Reid Source: International Herald Tribune

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