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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 stretched

The adj stretched has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (3) stretched

((of muscles) relieved of stiffness by stretching; "well-stretched muscles are less susceptible to injury")

2. (1) stretched

(extended or spread over a wide area or distance; "broad fields lay stretched on both sides of us") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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