Thesaurus for stretch
Pronunciation of stretch: S T R EH1 CH (strɛʧ)
Number of syllables of stretch: 1
Pronunciation Video of stretch
Definition of stretch
- (n): the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
- (n): extension to or beyond the ordinary limit; "running at full stretch"; "by no stretch of the imagination"; "beyond any stretch of his understanding"
- (n): exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent
- (n): a straightaway section of a racetrack
- (n): the capacity for being stretched
- (n): a large and unbroken expanse or distance; "a stretch of highway"; "a stretch of clear water"
- (n): an unbroken period of time during which you do something; "there were stretches of boredom"; "he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary"
- (v): extend one''s limbs or muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head"
- (v): extend one''s body or limbs; "Let''s stretch for a minute--we''ve been sitting here for over 3 hours"
- (v): 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"
- (v): become longer by being stretched and pulled; "The fabric stretches"
- (v): make long or longer by pulling and stretching; "stretch the fabric"
- (v): corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor"
- (v): extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly; "Stretch the limits"; "stretch my patience"; "stretch the imagination"
- (v): pull in opposite directions; "During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack"
- (v): lie down comfortably; "To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass"
- (v): extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; "Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna"
- (v): occupy a large, elongated area; "The park stretched beneath the train line"
- (s): easily stretched; "stretch hosiery"