Meaning of stretch

Definition of stretch

(adj) having an elongated seating area; "a stretch limousine"
easily stretched; "stretch hosiery"
(noun) a large and unbroken expanse or distance; "a stretch of highway"; "a stretch of clear water"
the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent
extension to or beyond the ordinary limit; "running at full stretch"; "by no stretch of the imagination"; "beyond any stretch of his understanding"
an unbroken period of time during which you do something; "there were stretches of boredom"; "he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary"
(verb) occupy a large, elongated area; "The park stretched beneath the train line"
extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head"
extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; "Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna"
become longer by being stretched and pulled; "The fabric stretches"
make long or longer by pulling and stretching; "stretch the fabric"
lie down comfortably; "To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass"
pull in opposite directions; "During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack"
extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly; "Stretch the limits"; "stretch my patience"; "stretch the imagination"
corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor"
increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance; "stretch the soup by adding some more cream"; "extend the casserole with a little rice"
extend one's body or limbs; "Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours"

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