[ uhp-strecht ]

  1. stretched upward, as the arms.

Origin of upstretched

First recorded in 1555–65; up- + stretch + -ed2

Words Nearby upstretched Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use upstretched in a sentence

  • At last the upstretched feelers were whipping back and forth almost too swiftly for the eye to follow.

  • The kiss deepened between them; his head bent, hers upstretched.

    Beggars on Horseback | F. Tennyson Jesse
  • The ball bounded away from an upstretched hand and Carmine fell on it at the twenty-two yards.

    Left Tackle Thayer | Ralph Henry Barbour
  • The sandbag whistled as it cut down between the upstretched arms, and the watchman dropped as if hit by lightning.

    Desert Conquest | A. M. Chisholm
  • With one hand he reached down and took hers, eagerly upstretched, drawing her to the rock on which he stood.

    Nedra | George Barr McCutcheon

British Dictionary definitions for upstretched


/ (ʌpˈstrɛtʃt) /

  1. (esp of the arms) stretched or raised up

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