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  • increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance
    • stretch the soup by adding some more cream
    • extend the casserole with a little rice
  • continue or extend
    • The civil war carried into the neighboring province
    • The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces
  • prolong the time allowed for payment of
    • extend the loan
  • use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity
    • He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro
    • Don't strain your mind too much
  • open or straighten out; unbend
    • Can we extend the legs of this dining table?
  • cause to move at full gallop
    • Did you gallop the horse just now?
  • extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length
    • Unfold the newspaper
    • stretch out that piece of cloth
    • extend the TV antenna
  • lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer
    • We prolonged our stay
    • She extended her visit by another day
    • The meeting was drawn out until midnight
  • expand the influence of
    • The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent
  • extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body
    • Stretch your legs!
    • Extend your right arm above your head
  • offer verbally
    • extend my greetings
    • He offered his sympathy
  • reach outward in space
    • The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk
  • thrust or extend out
    • He held out his hand
    • point a finger
    • extend a hand
    • the bee exserted its sting
  • make available; provide
    • extend a loan
    • The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages
  • span an interval of distance, space or time
    • The war extended over five years
    • The period covered the turn of the century
    • My land extends over the hills on the horizon
    • This farm covers some 200 acres
    • The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles
  • stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
    • Service runs all the way to Cranbury
    • His knowledge doesn't go very far
    • My memory extends back to my fourth year of life
    • The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets
  • extend in scope or range or area
    • The law was extended to all citizens
    • widen the range of applications
    • broaden your horizon
    • Extend your backyard
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