verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
SYNONYMS FOR stretch
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Origin of stretch
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Example sentences from the Web for stretch
Graham is being far outspent by Harrison, who has raised a stunning $29 million and has about $10 million for the final stretch.Trump contradicts CDC director on vaccine; Biden says Americans shouldn’t trust Trump|Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
Now, the season starts around May and routinely extends to November—sometimes even stretching to December.West Coast wildfire smoke is visible from outer space|María Paula Rubiano A.|September 16, 2020|Popular Science
If it’s fairly straight, hamstring stretches are going to give you the best benefit.The best thing for back pain is actually more movement|Sara Chodosh|September 16, 2020|Popular Science
Democratic leaders stand by that proposal to bring back the weekly $600 enhanced unemployment benefit—which stretched from late March to late July.The federal $300 unemployment benefit is set to expire. Will there be a replacement?|Lance Lambert|September 14, 2020|Fortune
Some of the Nats’ stretch-run problems aren’t fixable, either.
The plan is to stretch it out as long as possible, then probably forget about it, and then suddenly remember it.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“You need to stretch kids slightly outside their comfort zones, but never have surprises,” she said.The Most Inspiring Bits of Temple Grandin’s Reddit AMA|Emily Shire|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They started with Not Fade Away and went from one song to another over a 14 minute stretch.Greil Marcus Talks About Trying to Unlock Rock and Roll in 10 Songs|Allen Barra|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The farmers in the area told Ledu that what normally fed them for one year would barely stretch for the next few months.
In the final stretch of the campaign, Gotauco, the Healey volunteer, recorded a song she titled "Integrity in A-Minor."
I could see only the stretch of green before me, and I felt as if I must walk on forever, without coming to the end of it.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
A long stretch of smooth ice followed, over which he glided with ever-increasing speed.
The hut was barely high enough to let him sit up, and long enough to let him lie down—not to stretch out.
He had perhaps placed in her hand the weapon that should hasten his own defeat, stretch him bleeding on the sand.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
Twenty minutes jogging brought us into a stretch of rough country, a series of knobs and ridges cut by innumerable coulées.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for stretch
- to make a concession or exception not usually made
- to exaggerate
- capacity for being stretched, as in some garments
- (as modifier)stretch pants
- with some difficulty; by making a special effort
- if really necessary or in extreme circumstances
- at one time
Derived forms of stretchstretchable, adjectivestretchability, noun
Word Origin for stretch
Idioms and Phrases with stretch
In addition to the idioms beginning with stretch
- stretch a point
- stretch one's legs
- at a stretch
- by any stretch