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OTHER WORDS FOR stretch

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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

synonym study for stretch

5. See lengthen.

OTHER WORDS FROM stretch

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How to use stretch in a sentence

  • Why is it that black artists of the 1970s seem to have been drawn to unstretched canvases?

    Black Power Comes Unstretched|Blake Gopnik|April 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
  • If the weather is somewhat warm and the skin remains uncleaned and unstretched a day or two, it may start to taint.

    Fur Farming For Profit|Hermon Basil Laymon

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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Other Idioms and Phrases with stretch

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