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Origin of stretch

First recorded before 900; Middle English strecchen (verb), Old English streccan; cognate with Dutch strekken, German strecken; akin to Old English stræc “firm, hard,” Middle Dutch strac “stiff.” See stare, stark

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5. See lengthen.

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British Dictionary definitions for stretch

stretch
/ (strɛtʃ) /

verb

noun

Derived forms of stretch

stretchable, adjectivestretchability, noun

Word Origin for stretch

Old English streccan; related to Old Frisian strekka, Old High German strecken; see straight, strake
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Idioms and Phrases with stretch

stretch

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