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  • easily stretched
    • stretch hosiery
  • having an elongated seating area
    • a stretch limousine
  • the capacity for being stretched
  • an unbroken period of time during which you do something
    • there were stretches of boredom
    • he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary
  • extension to or beyond the ordinary limit
    • running at full stretch
    • by no stretch of the imagination
    • beyond any stretch of his understanding
  • exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent
  • a straightaway section of a racetrack
  • the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
  • a large and unbroken expanse or distance
    • a stretch of highway
    • a stretch of clear water
  • extend one's body or limbs
    • Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours
  • 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
  • corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
    • adulterate liquor
  • extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly
    • Stretch the limits
    • stretch my patience
    • stretch the imagination
  • pull in opposite directions
    • During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack
  • lie down comfortably
    • To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass
  • make long or longer by pulling and stretching
    • stretch the fabric
  • become longer by being stretched and pulled
    • The fabric stretches
  • extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length
    • Unfold the newspaper
    • stretch out that piece of cloth
    • extend the TV antenna
  • extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body
    • Stretch your legs!
    • Extend your right arm above your head
  • occupy a large, elongated area
    • The park stretched beneath the train line
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