Associations to the word «Stretch»

Wiktionary

STRETCH, verb. (transitive) To lengthen by pulling.
STRETCH, verb. (intransitive) To lengthen when pulled.
STRETCH, verb. (transitive) To pull tight.
STRETCH, verb. (figuratively) (transitive) To get more use than expected from a limited resource.
STRETCH, verb. (figuratively) (transitive) To make inaccurate by exaggeration.
STRETCH, verb. (intransitive) To extend physically, especially from limit point to limit point.
STRETCH, verb. (intransitive) (transitive) To extend one’s limbs or another part of the body in order to improve the elasticity of one's muscles
STRETCH, verb. (intransitive) To extend to a limit point
STRETCH, verb. (transitive) To increase.
STRETCH, verb. (obsolete) (colloquial) To stretch the truth; to exaggerate.
STRETCH, verb. (nautical) To sail by the wind under press of canvas.
STRETCH, noun. An act of stretching.
STRETCH, noun. The ability to lengthen when pulled.
STRETCH, noun. A course of thought which diverts from straightforward logic, or requires extraordinary belief.
STRETCH, noun. A segment of a journey or route.
STRETCH, noun. (baseball) A quick pitching delivery used when runners are on base where the pitcher slides his leg instead of lifting it.
STRETCH, noun. (baseball) A long reach in the direction of the ball with a foot remaining on the base by a first baseman in order to catch the ball sooner.
STRETCH, noun. A length of time.
STRETCH, noun. (informal) A term of address for a tall person
STRETCH, noun. (Ireland) (idiomatic) extended daylight hours, especially said of the evening in springtime when compared to the shorter winter days
STRETCH LIMO, noun. A luxury car which is specially built to be longer than normal.
STRETCH LIMOS, noun. Plural of stretch limo
STRETCH MARK, noun. Any of a series of red, irregular stripes on the surface of the skin caused by rapid growth of the tissues lying just underneath. They usually appear as a result of pregnancy, puberty or obesity, but can also be caused by rapid muscle growth.
STRETCH MARKS, noun. Plural of stretch mark, skin blemishes resulting from a pregnancy that women tend to be overly self-conscious about.
STRETCH ONE'S LEGS, verb. (idiomatic) To walk about, especially after prolonged time sitting or lying down.
STRETCH OUT, verb. To lie fully extended
STRETCH OUT, verb. To fully extend a part of the body.
STRETCH THE TRUTH, verb. (idiomatic) to exaggerate, often to the point where the truth is obscured or lost.

Dictionary definition

STRETCH, noun. A large and unbroken expanse or distance; "a stretch of highway"; "a stretch of clear water".
STRETCH, noun. The act of physically reaching or thrusting out.
STRETCH, noun. A straightaway section of a racetrack.
STRETCH, noun. Exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent.
STRETCH, noun. Extension to or beyond the ordinary limit; "running at full stretch"; "by no stretch of the imagination"; "beyond any stretch of his understanding".
STRETCH, noun. An unbroken period of time during which you do something; "there were stretches of boredom"; "he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary".
STRETCH, noun. The capacity for being stretched.
STRETCH, verb. Occupy a large, elongated area; "The park stretched beneath the train line".
STRETCH, verb. Extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head".
STRETCH, verb. Extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; "Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna".
STRETCH, verb. Become longer by being stretched and pulled; "The fabric stretches".
STRETCH, verb. Make long or longer by pulling and stretching; "stretch the fabric".
STRETCH, verb. Lie down comfortably; "To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass".
STRETCH, verb. Pull in opposite directions; "During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack".
STRETCH, verb. Extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly; "Stretch the limits"; "stretch my patience"; "stretch the imagination".
STRETCH, verb. Corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor".
STRETCH, verb. 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".
STRETCH, verb. Extend one's body or limbs; "Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours".
STRETCH, adjective. Having an elongated seating area; "a stretch limousine".
STRETCH, adjective. Easily stretched; "stretch hosiery".

Wise words

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche