verb (used with object), dis·tanced, dis·tanc·ing.
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Idioms for distance
- (in horse racing) to be able to run well in a long race.
- Informal. to finish or complete something, especially something difficult, challenging, or requiring sustained effort.
Origin of distance
OTHER WORDS FROM distancedis·tance·less, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for distance
That would allow us to limit the number of people who could come in and therefore social distance.
That tactor has a tiny motor that allows it to move short distances within a small area.This artificial skin feels ‘ghosts’ — things you wish were there|Stephen Ornes|November 20, 2020|Science News For Students
Wilke and Sauber-Schatz recommend that if families do have college students coming home, they make plans for the youngsters to maintain social distance and wear masks whenever possible.
If you run long distances, you develop a stronger heart and mitochondria-rich muscles that make you better at running long distances.
And, as mentioned before, think about weight if you’ll be carrying it for long distances.
Zhenya, a hair salon owner, who had been a vocal supporter of the protests, now distanced himself from the activists.
Gulen is a former ally of the government who has now distanced himself from the prime minister.
Cooper has distanced herself from the widely panned 2007 movie adaptation, The Seeker.
Netanyahu then distanced himself from the statement (settlement construction is, after all, a unilateral step).
Heritage has distanced itself from Richwine and his dissertation.Immigrants’ IQ Lower, Wrote Coathor of Heritage Foundation Report|Jamelle Bouie|May 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Two horses in front of the hastening multitude ran at their topmost speed and distanced all the others.With Hoops of Steel|Florence Finch Kelly
In a moment our majestic vessel had distanced the multitude of its diminutive attendants, leaving extreme confusion behind it.A New Voyage Round the World in the Years 1823, 24, 25, and 26. Vol. 1|Otto von Kotzebue
They had distanced their pursuers; no sound of footsteps could be heard behind them.Historical Tales, Vol. 4 (of 15)|Charles Morris
The batch of riders swept past him, and he saw with regret and chagrin that he was distanced.The Motor Boys|Clarence Young
After a sanguinary action of two hours the English nag was cut in pieces, distanced and surrendered at discretion.Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution|L. Carroll Judson
British Dictionary definitions for distance
- the length of the shortest line segment joining two points
- the length along a straight line or curve
- British a point on a racecourse 240 yards from the winning post
- British any interval of more than 20 lengths between any two finishers in a race
- US the part of a racecourse that a horse must reach in any heat before the winner passes the finishing line in order to qualify for later heats
- boxing to complete a bout without being knocked out
- to be able to complete an assigned task or responsibility
- (in a picture) halfway between the foreground and the horizon
- (in a natural situation) halfway between the observer and the horizon
Medical definitions for distance
Idioms and Phrases with distance
see go the distance; keep one's distance; spitting distance.