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Overview of noun stretch

The noun stretch has 7 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (3) stretch

(a large and unbroken expanse or distance; "a stretch of highway"; "a stretch of clear water")

2. (3) reach, reaching, stretch

(the act of physically reaching or thrusting out)

3. (2) stretch

(a straightaway section of a racetrack)

4. (2) stretch, stretching

(exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent)

5. (1) stretch

(extension to or beyond the ordinary limit; "running at full stretch"; "by no stretch of the imagination"; "beyond any stretch of his understanding")

6. stretch, stint

(an unbroken period of time during which you do something; "there were stretches of boredom"; "he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary")

7. stretch, stretchiness, stretchability

(the capacity for being stretched)


Overview of verb stretch

The verb stretch has 11 senses? (first 8 from tagged texts)
1. (16) stretch, stretch along

(occupy a large, elongated area; "The park stretched beneath the train line")

2. (11) stretch, extend

(extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head")

3. (4) unfold, stretch, stretch out, extend

(extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; "Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna")

4. (4) stretch

(become longer by being stretched and pulled; "The fabric stretches")

5. (3) elongate, stretch

(make long or longer by pulling and stretching; "stretch the fabric")

6. (1) stretch, stretch out

(lie down comfortably; "To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass")

7. (1) stretch

(pull in opposite directions; "During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack")

8. (1) stretch

(extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly; "Stretch the limits"; "stretch my patience"; "stretch the imagination")

9. load, adulterate, stretch, dilute, debase

(corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor")

10. extend, stretch

(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")

11. stretch, stretch out

(extend one's body or limbs; "Let's stretch for a minute


Overview of adj stretch

The adj stretch has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. stretch

(having an elongated seating area; "a stretch limousine")

2. stretch

(easily stretched; "stretch hosiery")

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