stretch one's legs

stretch one's legs
phrasal 1. to extend the legs 2. to take a walk in order to relieve stiffness caused by prolonged sitting

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • stretch one's legs — idi stretch one s legs, to move or walk around after prolonged sitting …   From formal English to slang

  • stretch one's legs — spread one s legs, extend one s legs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stretch one's legs — verb To walk about, especially after prolonged time sitting or lying down. I needed to stretch my legs after spending all day sitting around in meetings …   Wiktionary

  • stretch one's legs — we always like to stretch our legs after dinner Syn: go for a walk, take a stroll, walk, stroll, move about, get some exercise …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • stretch one's legs — go for a short walk, typically after sitting for some time. → stretch …   English new terms dictionary

  • stretch — verb 1》 (of something soft or elastic) be made or be able to be made longer or wider without tearing or breaking.     ↘pull (something) tightly from one point to another or across a space. 2》 straighten or extend one s body or a part of one s… …   English new terms dictionary

  • stretch — {{11}}stretch (n.) 1540s, act of stretching, from STRETCH (Cf. stretch) (v.); meaning unbroken continuance of some activity is first recorded 1680s; meaning straightaway of a race course (e.g. home stretch) is recorded from 1841. {{12}}stretch (v …   Etymology dictionary

  • stretch — I. verb Etymology: Middle English strecchen, from Old English streccan; akin to Old High German strecchan to stretch, Old English stræc firm, severe Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to extend (as one s limbs or body) in a reclining… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stretch — stretch1 W3S3 [stretʃ] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(make something bigger/looser)¦ 2¦(body)¦ 3¦(reach)¦ 4¦(make something tight)¦ 5¦(time/series)¦ 6¦(in space)¦ 7 stretch your legs 8 stretch (somebody s) patience/credulity 9¦(rule/limit)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stretch — stretch1 [ stretʃ ] verb *** ▸ 1 make longer/wider ▸ 2 make smooth/tight ▸ 3 make body part straight ▸ 4 continue in space/time ▸ 5 be/have enough money ▸ 6 use money/supplies ▸ 7 not be reasonable ▸ 8 make someone use ability ▸ 9 make seem… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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