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English adjective: stretch

1. stretch having an elongated seating area


SamplesA stretch limousine.


Similarlong


Antonymsshort

2. stretch easily stretched


SamplesStretch hosiery.


Similarelastic


Antonymsinelastic


English noun: stretch

1. stretch (object) a large and unbroken expanse or distance


SamplesA stretch of highway.
A stretch of clear water.


Broader (hypernym)expanse


Narrower (hyponym)slack, slack water

2. stretch (act) the act of physically reaching or thrusting out


Synonymsreach, reaching


Broader (hypernym)motility, motion, move, movement


Narrower (hyponym)outreach

3. stretch (artifact) a straightaway section of a racetrack


Broader (hypernym)straight, straightaway


Narrower (hyponym)homestretch


Part meronymracecourse, racetrack, raceway, track


Domain categoryracing

4. stretch (act) exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent


Synonymsstretching


Broader (hypernym)exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout


Narrower (hyponym)pandiculation

5. stretch (act) extension to or beyond the ordinary limit


SamplesRunning at full stretch.
By no stretch of the imagination.
Beyond any stretch of his understanding.


Broader (hypernym)extension

6. stretch (time) an unbroken period of time during which you do something


SamplesThere were stretches of boredom.
He did a stretch in the federal penitentiary.


Synonymsstint


Broader (hypernym)continuance, duration

7. stretch (attribute) the capacity for being stretched


Synonymsstretchability, stretchiness


Broader (hypernym)elasticity, snap


English verb: stretch

1. stretch (stative) occupy a large, elongated area


SamplesThe park stretched beneath the train line.


Synonymsstretch along


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)be

2. stretch (body) extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body


SamplesStretch your legs!.
Extend your right arm above your head.


Synonymsextend


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)strain, tense, tense up


Narrower (hyponym)crane, spread-eagle, stretch out

3. stretch (motion) extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length


SamplesUnfold the newspaper.
Stretch out that piece of cloth.
Extend the TV antenna.


Synonymsextend, stretch out, unfold


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change form, change shape, deform


Verb groupextend

4. stretch (change) become longer by being stretched and pulled


SamplesThe fabric stretches.


ExamplesThese fabrics stretch easily


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)grow


Narrower (hyponym)give, yield


Antonymsshrink, contract

5. stretch (change) make long or longer by pulling and stretching


SamplesStretch the fabric.


Synonymselongate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lengthen


Narrower (hyponym)shoetree, tree


Causestretch

6. stretch (motion) lie down comfortably


SamplesTo enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass.


Synonymsstretch out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)lie, lie down

7. stretch (contact) pull in opposite directions


SamplesDuring the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)draw, force, pull


Narrower (hyponym)draw, pull back

8. stretch (change) extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly


SamplesStretch the limits.
Stretch my patience.
Stretch the imagination.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)broaden, extend, widen

9. stretch (change) corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones


SamplesAdulterate liquor.


Synonymsadulterate, debase, dilute, load


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)corrupt, spoil


Narrower (hyponym)doctor, doctor up, sophisticate, water down


Verb groupextend, stretch

10. stretch (change) increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance


SamplesStretch the soup by adding some more cream.
Extend the casserole with a little rice.


Synonymsextend


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)increase


Verb groupadulterate, debase, dilute, load, stretch

11. stretch (body) extend one's body or limbs


SamplesLet's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours.


Synonymsstretch out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)move









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