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[uhp-strecht] /ʌpˈstrɛtʃt/
stretched upward, as the arms.
Origin of upstretched
First recorded in 1555-65; up- + stretch + -ed2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He did not see a tree whose branches he could reach with his upstretched arm.

    The Kentucky Warbler James Lane Allen
  • At last the upstretched feelers were whipping back and forth almost too swiftly for the eye to follow.

  • The calf could just reach its bushy edges with his upstretched muzzle, but he could get no foothold by which to clamber out.

    The Kindred of the Wild Charles G. D. Roberts
  • The pigskin flew away from him at least two feet above Wirts upstretched hands and went rolling and bobbing toward the goal line.

    Center Rush Rowland Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Suddenly they saw Dick make a desperate leap into the air with upstretched arm.

    Copper Coleson's Ghost Edward P. Hendrick
  • Adam with upstretched arms appeals to God, and the curtain falls.

  • The ball bounded away from an upstretched hand and Carmine fell on it at the twenty-two yards.

    Left Tackle Thayer Ralph Henry Barbour
  • The pigskin cleared the upstretched hands by inches only, but cleared them and sailed safely over the bar.

    Quarter-Back Bates Ralph Henry Barbour
  • I could see her upstretched arms holding her children out of the water.

    The Flood Emile Zola
  • It struck against the upstretched hand of the Yates right guard and bounded toward the crimson's goal.

    The Half-Back Ralph Henry Barbour
British Dictionary definitions for upstretched


(esp of the arms) stretched or raised up
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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