1. stretching

noun. ['ˈstrɛtʃɪŋ'] act of expanding by lengthening or widening.


  • extension
  • tension
  • expansion


  • flexion
  • relax
  • unstrain
  • decrease

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Words that Rhyme with Stretching

  • sketching
  • fetching

Example sentences of the word stretching

1. Noun, singular or mass
Avoid stretching or distorting the strips as you sew.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
Perform a simple full-body stretching routine to help wake your body and mind.

3. Adjective
Remove large-gauge or stretching earrings if you have them.

Quotes containing the word stretching

1. Success is due to our stretching to the challenges of life. Failure comes when we shrink from them.
- John C. Maxwell

2. Taft was Roosevelt's handpicked successor. I didn't know how deep the friendship was between the two men until I read their almost four hundred letters, stretching back the to early '30s. It made me realize the heartbreak when they ruptured was much more than a political division.
- Doris Kearns Goodwin

3. There's nothing wrong with stretching the truth. We stretch taffy, and that just makes it more delicious.
- Stephen Colbert

2. stretching

noun. ['ˈstrɛtʃɪŋ'] exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent.


  • physical exertion
  • exercising
  • workout
  • physical exercise
  • pandiculation
  • exercise


  • push
  • inelasticity
  • shrink
  • arise