1. [ verb ] occupy a large, elongated area
Synonyms: stretch_along

"The park stretched beneath the train line"

Related terms: be
2. [ verb ] extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body
Synonyms: extend

"Stretch your legs!" "Extend your right arm above your head"

Related terms: tense crane spread-eagle extension
3. [ verb ] extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length
Synonyms: stretch_out unfold extend

"Unfold the newspaper" "stretch out that piece of cloth" "extend the TV antenna"

Related terms: change_shape extend
4. [ verb ] become longer by being stretched and pulled

"The fabric stretches"

Related terms: shrink grow give
5. [ noun ] the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
Synonyms: reach reaching
Related terms: motion outreach
6. [ verb ] make long or longer by pulling and stretching
Synonyms: elongate

"stretch the fabric"

Related terms: lengthen stretching elongation elongation
7. [ noun ] a large and unbroken expanse or distance

"a stretch of highway" "a stretch of clear water"

Related terms: expanse slack
8. [ noun ] (racing) a straightaway section of a racetrack
Related terms: straightaway homestretch racetrack
9. [ noun ] exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent
Synonyms: stretching
Related terms: exercise pandiculation
10. [ verb ] lie down comfortably
Synonyms: stretch_out

"To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass"

Related terms: lie_down
11. [ noun ] extension to or beyond the ordinary limit

"running at full stretch" "by no stretch of the imagination" "beyond any stretch of his understanding"

Related terms: extension
12. [ verb ] pull in opposite directions

"During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack"

Related terms: pull pull_back
13. [ verb ] extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly

: "Stretch the limits" "stretch my patience" "stretch the imagination"

Related terms: widen
14. [ adjective ] easily stretched

"stretch hosiery"

Related terms: elastic
15. [ adjective ] having an elongated seating area

"a stretch limousine"

Related terms: long
16. [ verb ] increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance
Synonyms: extend

"stretch the soup by adding some more cream" "extend the casserole with a little rice"

Related terms: increase adulterate
17. [ verb ] extend one's body or limbs
Synonyms: stretch_out

"Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours"

Related terms: move reach
18. [ verb ] corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
Synonyms: water_down dilute debase adulterate

"adulterate liquor"

Related terms: corrupt thin sophisticate water_down extend adulteration adulterant adulterator
19. [ noun ] an unbroken period of time during which you do something
Synonyms: stint

"there were stretches of boredom" "he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary"

Related terms: duration
20. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 21203
21. [ noun ] (physics) the capacity for being stretched
Synonyms: stretchability stretchiness
Related terms: elasticity
Similar spelling:   stretchy