HyperDic: stretch

English > 20 senses of the word stretch:
NOUNobjectstretcha large and unbroken expanse or distance
actstretch, reach, reachingthe act of physically reaching or thrusting out
artifactstretcha straightaway section of a racetrack
actstretch, stretchingexercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent
actstretchextension to or beyond the ordinary limit / limit
timestretch, stintan unbroken period of time during which you do something
attributestretch, stretchiness, stretchabilitythe capacity for being stretched
VERBstativestretch, stretch alongoccupy a large, elongated area
bodystretch, extendextend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body
motionstretch, unfold, stretch out, extendextend or stretch out to a greater or the full length
changestretchbecome longer by being stretched and pulled
changestretch, elongatemake long or longer by pulling and stretching
motionstretch, stretch outlie down comfortably
contactstretchpull in opposite directions
changestretchextend the scope or meaning / meaning of
changestretch, load, adulterate, dilute, debasecorrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance
changestretch, extendincrease in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance
bodystretch, stretch outextend one's body or limbs
ADJECTIVEallstretchhaving an elongated seating area
allstretcheasily stretched
stretch > pronunciation
Soundsstreh'ch
Rhymesetch ... sketch: 7 rhymes with ehch...
English > stretch: 20 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving an elongated seating area.
Example"a stretch limousine"
Broaderlongprimarily spatial sense
Catalanelàstic
English > stretch: 20 senses > adjective 2
Meaningeasily stretched.
Example"stretch hosiery"
Broaderelasticcapable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression
English > stretch: 20 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningA large and unbroken expanse or distance.
Examples
  • "a stretch of highway"
  • "a stretch of clear water"
Narrowerslack, slack waterA stretch of water without current or movement
BroaderexpanseA wide and open space or area as of surface or land or sky
Verbsstretchoccupy a large, elongated area
English > stretch: 20 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of physically reaching or thrusting out.
Synonymsreach, reaching
NarroweroutreachThe act of reaching out
Broadermotion, movement, move, motilityA change of position that does not entail a change of location
Spanishalcance
Catalanabast
Verbsstretchextend one's body or limbs
English > stretch: 20 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA straightaway section of a racetrack.
CategoryracingThe sport of engaging in contests of speed
Part ofracetrack, racecourse, raceway, trackA course over which races are run
NarrowerhomestretchThe straight stretch of a racetrack leading to the finish line
Broaderstraightaway, straightA straight segment of a roadway or racecourse
Spanishrecta, tramo
English > stretch: 20 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningExercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent.
Synonymstretching
Narrowerpandiculationyawning and stretching (as when first waking up)
Broaderexercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workoutThe activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit
Spanishestiramiento
Catalanestirament
Verbsstretchextend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body
English > stretch: 20 senses > noun 5, act
Meaningextension to or beyond the ordinary limit / limit.
Examples
  • "running at full stretch"
  • "by no stretch of the imagination"
  • "beyond any stretch of his understanding"
BroaderextensionAct of expanding in scope
Spanishestiramiento, estirón
Catalanestirada, estirament
Verbsstretchbecome longer by being stretched and pulled
stretchmake long or longer by pulling and stretching
stretchextend the scope or meaning / meaning of
English > stretch: 20 senses > noun 6, time
MeaningAn unbroken period of time during which you do something.
Examples
  • "there were stretches of boredom"
  • "he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary"
Synonymstint
Broaderduration, continuanceThe period of time during which something continues
Spanishperíodo
Catalanperíode
English > stretch: 20 senses > noun 7, attribute
MeaningThe capacity for being stretched.
Synonymsstretchiness, stretchability
Broaderelasticity, snapThe tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed
Adjectivesstretchycapable of being easily stretched and resuming former size or shape
Verbsstretchbecome longer by being stretched and pulled
English > stretch: 20 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningOccupy a large, elongated area.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Example"The park stretched beneath the train line"
Synonymstretch along
BroaderbeOccupy a certain position or area
Spanishalargarse, ensancharse, estirar
Catalanallargar-se, eixamplar-se, estirar
Nounsstretcha large and unbroken expanse or distance
English > stretch: 20 senses > verb 2, body
MeaningExtend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"Stretch your legs!"
Synonymextend
Narrowercrane, stretch outstretch (the neck) so as to see better
spread-eaglestretch out completely
Broadertense, strain, tense upCause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious
Spanishdesentumecer, distender, estirar
Catalandesemperesir-se, desentumir, distendre, estirar-se, estirar
Nounsstretch, stretchingexercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent
English > stretch: 20 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningExtend or stretch out to a greater or the full length.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example "stretch out that piece of cloth"
Synonymsunfold, stretch out, extend
Broaderchange shape, change form, deformassume a different shape or form
Similar toextendopen or straighten out
Spanishdesdoblar, desenvolver, desplegar, distender, estirar, extender
Catalandesdoblar, desembolicar, desplegar, distendre, estendre, estirar
English > stretch: 20 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningBecome longer by being stretched and pulled.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThese fabrics stretch easily
Example"The fabric stretches"
Caused byelongate, stretchmake long or longer by pulling and stretching
Narrowergive, yieldBe flexible under stress of physical force
BroadergrowBecome larger / larger, greater, or bigger
Oppositeshrink, contractBecome smaller or draw together
Spanishalargarse, darse, ensancharse, estirarse
Catalanallargar-se, donar-se, eixamplar-se, estirar-se
Nounsstretchextension to or beyond the ordinary limit / limit
stretchthe capacity for being stretched
English > stretch: 20 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningmake long or longer by pulling and stretching.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"stretch the fabric"
Synonymelongate
Cause tostretchBecome longer by being stretched and pulled
Narrowertree, shoetreeStretch (a shoe) on a shoetree
Broaderlengthenmake longer
Spanishdistender, ensanchar, estirar, extender
Catalanallargar, distendre, eixamplar, estirar
Nounsstretchextension to or beyond the ordinary limit / limit
stretchera mechanical device used to make something larger (as shoes or gloves) by stretching it
stretchingact of expanding by lengthening or widening
English > stretch: 20 senses > verb 6, motion
Meaninglie down comfortably.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass"
Synonymstretch out
Broaderlie down, lieassume a reclining position
Spanishestirarse, tenderse
English > stretch: 20 senses > verb 7, contact
MeaningPull in opposite directions.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack"
Entailed byrackWork on a rack / rack
Narrowerpull back, drawStretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow)
Broaderpull, drawCause to move by pulling
English > stretch: 20 senses > verb 8, change
MeaningExtend the scope or meaning / meaning of; often unduly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "Stretch the limits"
  • "stretch my patience"
  • "stretch the imagination"
Broaderwiden, broaden, extendExtend in scope or range or area
Nounsstretchextension to or beyond the ordinary limit / limit
English > stretch: 20 senses > verb 9, change
MeaningCorrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsload, adulterate, dilute, debase
Narrowersophisticate, doctor, doctor upAlter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive
water downThin by adding water to
Broadercorrupt, spoilAlter from the original
Similar toextend, stretchincrease in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance
Spanishadulterar, diluir
Catalanadulterar
English > stretch: 20 senses > verb 10, change
Meaningincrease in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"stretch the soup by adding some more cream"
Synonymextend
Broaderincreasemake bigger or more
Similar toload, adulterate, stretch, dilute, debaseCorrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance
Spanishestirar
Catalanestirar
English > stretch: 20 senses > verb 11, body
MeaningExtend one's body or limbs.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours"
Synonymstretch out
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Spanishestirar
Catalanestirar
Nounsstretchthe act of physically reaching or thrusting out

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