stretch-out
noun Date: 1930 1. a system of industrial operation in which workers are required to do extra work with slight or with no additional pay 2. the act of stretching out ; the state of being stretched out 3. an economizing measure that spreads a limited quantity over a larger field than originally intended: as a. a slackening of production schedules so that a quantity of goods will be produced over a longer period than initially planned b. a restructuring of a loan repayment schedule over an extended period of time

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Stretch out — Stretch Stretch, v. i. 1. To be extended; to be drawn out in length or in breadth, or both; to spread; to reach; as, the iron road stretches across the continent; the lake stretches over fifty square miles. [1913 Webster] As far as stretcheth any …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stretch–out — n: a labor practice in which workers are required to do extra work with slight or no additional pay Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • stretch-out — (strĕchʹout ) n. 1. a. The act of stretching out. b. The condition of being stretched out. c. An extension or prolongation, such as the time required for paying a debt. 2. An increase in the work required of industrial workers without a… …   Universalium

  • stretch out — index deploy, expand, extend (enlarge), spread Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • stretch-out — stretch′ out n. 1) a deliberate extension of time for meeting a production quota 2) bus a method of labor management by which employees do additional work, often without an increase in wages • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • stretch|out — «STREHCH OWT», noun, adjective. –n. Informal. 1. a postponement, especially of the date for filling defense orders: »Such cuts might take the form of a stretchout of defense goals so that their cost might be distributed over a longer period (New… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stretch out — verb 1. extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length (Freq. 2) Unfold the newspaper stretch out that piece of cloth extend the TV antenna • Syn: ↑unfold, ↑stretch, ↑extend …   Useful english dictionary

  • stretch out — phrasal verb Word forms stretch out : present tense I/you/we/they stretch out he/she/it stretches out present participle stretching out past tense stretched out past participle stretched out 1) [intransitive/transitive] to lie down, usually in… …   English dictionary

  • stretch out — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you stretch out or stretch yourself out, you lie with your legs and body in a straight line. [V P adv/prep] The jacuzzi was too small to stretch out in... [V pron refl P prep/adv] Moira stretched herself out on the lower bench …   English dictionary

  • stretch out — v. (D; tr.) to stretch out to (she stretched her hand out to us in friendship) * * * [ stretʃ aʊt] (D; tr.) to stretch out to (she stretched her hand out to us in friendship) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • stretch out — phr verb Stretch out is used with these nouns as the object: ↑arm, ↑finger, ↑leg …   Collocations dictionary

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