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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

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
5. See lengthen.
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  • 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

stretchable, adjectivestretchability, noun
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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