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stretching, present participle; stretched, past participle; stretches, 3rd person singular present; stretched, past tense;
  1. (of something soft or elastic) Be made or be capable of being made longer or wider without tearing or breaking
    • - my sweater stretched in the wash
    • - rubber will stretch easily when pulled
  2. Cause to do this
    • - stretch the elastic
  3. Pull (something) tightly from one point to another or across a space
    • - small squares of canvas were stretched over the bamboo frame
  4. Last or cause to last longer than expected
    • - her nap had stretched to two hours
    • - stretch your weekend into a mini summer vacation
  5. Make great demands on the capacity or resources of
    • - the cost of the court case has stretched their finances to the limit
  6. Cause (someone) to make maximum use of their talents or abilities
    • - it's too easy—it doesn't stretch me
  7. Adapt or extend the scope of (something) in a way that exceeds a reasonable or acceptable limit
    • - to describe her as sweet would be stretching it a bit
  8. Straighten or extend one's body or a part of one's body to its full length, typically so as to tighten one's muscles or in order to reach something
    • - the cat yawned and stretched
    • - stretching my cramped legs
    • - we lay stretched out on the sand
  9. Extend or spread over an area or period of time
    • - the beach stretches for over four miles
    • - the long hours of night stretched ahead of her
  1. An act of stretching one's limbs or body
    • - I got up and had a stretch
  2. The fact or condition of a muscle being stretched
    • - she could feel the stretch and pull of the muscles in her legs
  3. A phase of a pitcher's delivery, during which the arms are raised above and behind the head

  4. A shortened form of a pitcher's windup, typically used to prevent base runners from stealing or gaining a long lead

  5. The capacity of a material or garment to stretch or be stretched; elasticity
    • - stretch jeans
  6. A difficult or demanding task
    • - it was a stretch for me sometimes to come up with the rent
  7. A continuous area or expanse of land or water
    • - a treacherous stretch of road
  8. A continuous period of time
    • - long stretches of time
  9. A period of time spent in prison
    • - a four-year stretch for tax fraud
  10. A straight part of a racetrack, typically the homestretch
    • - he made a promising start, but faded down the stretch
  11. The distance covered on one tack

  12. A stretch limo
    • - a chauffeur-driven stretch

  1. a large and unbroken expanse or distance; "a stretch of highway"; "a stretch of clear water"
  2. occupy a large, elongated area; "The park stretched beneath the train line"
  3. stretch(a): having an elongated seating area; "a stretch limousine"
  4. easily stretched; "stretch hosiery"
  5. extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head"
  6. reach: the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
  7. Stretch is a 1973 Scott Walker album. It was re-released, coupled with We Had It All, by BGO Records – BGOCD358.
  8. Stretch was a 1970s British rock band that grew from the collaboration between Elmer Gantry (real name Dave Terry) and Kirby (real name Graham Gregory). Gantry was previously the frontman of Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera. Kirby was previously a member of Curved Air.
  9. Hero Hotline is a fictional DC Comics corporate superteam introduced in Action Comics Weekly #637, January (1989). They were created by Bob Rozakis and Stephen DeStefano.
  10. The IBM 7030, also known as Stretch, was IBM's first transistorized supercomputer. The first one was delivered to Los Alamos in 1961.
  11. Randy Walker (August 21, 1968 -- November 30, 1995), better known by his stage name Stretch.
  12. One Hot Minute is the sixth studio album by American alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, released on September 12, 1995, on Warner Bros. Records. ...
  13. An act of stretching; The ability to lengthen when pulled; A course of thought which similarly diverts from 'straight' logic; A segment of a journey or route; A quick pitching delivery used when runners are on base where the pitcher slides his leg instead of lifting it; A long reach in the ...
  14. (Stretched) A position barren of spare checkers or builders and thus prone to awkward numbers; too many points.
  15. (Stretched) Describes a treatment in which the curd of a cheese is heated, kneaded and pulled in hot whey prior to shaping. (see Pasta filata)
  16. (Stretched) Slang for customization where a "limousine" effect is created by merging two or more vehicles. Opposite of a "shorty" customization.
  17. (Stretched) Trunk, hips, legs and feet completely extended.
  18. (stretched (to be -)) (v) kеrilirgе, uzalırģa
  19. (stretching) 1. The process of securing mesh to a frame in screen-printing. 2. The stretching of vinyl sign face material over a flex-face sign cabinet.
  20. (Stretching) The act of elongating muscle and connective tissues to improve range of motion around a joint.
  21. (Stretching) Flexibility workout where various parts of the body are stretched by assuming different positions. Helps increase flexibility, and relieve stress and tension.
  22. (Stretching) Prolonging the time between relaxers. Instead of relaxing at 6 weeks, relax every 8, 10, 12 weeks.
  23. (Stretching) Any therapeutic maneuver designed to elongate shortened soft tissue structures and thereby increase flexibility.
  24. (STRETCHING) Applying a mathematical transfer function to the pixel values in an array so that they are changed to better portray the image in terms of relative brightness levels. Often used synonymously with scaling.
  25. (STRETCHING) The operation where the blank is stretched around the punch with no metal flow over the draw ring. The metal thickness is reduced.