continuous+stretch

  • 1 Stretch — Stretch, n. 1. Act of stretching, or state of being stretched; reach; effort; struggle; strain; as, a stretch of the limbs; a stretch of the imagination. [1913 Webster] By stretch of arms the distant shore to gain. Dryden. [1913 Webster] Those… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 stretch — [strech] vt. [ME strecchen < OE streccan, akin to Ger strecken < IE * sterg < base * (s)ter , to be stiff, rigid > STARE] 1. to hold out or reach out; extend [to stretch out a helping hand] 2. to cause (the body or limbs) to reach out …

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  • 3 stretch — ► VERB 1) (of something soft or elastic) be made or be able to be made longer or wider without tearing or breaking. 2) pull (something) tightly from one point to another. 3) extend one s body or a part of one s body to its full length. 4) last… …

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  • 4 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… …

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  • 5 stretch — v. & n. v. 1 tr. & intr. draw or be drawn or admit of being drawn out into greater length or size. 2 tr. & intr. make or become taut. 3 tr. & intr. place or lie at full length or spread out (with a canopy stretched over them). 4 tr. (also absol.) …

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  • 6 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… …

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  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 stretch — I UK [stretʃ] / US verb Word forms stretch : present tense I/you/we/they stretch he/she/it stretches present participle stretching past tense stretched past participle stretched *** 1) [transitive] to pull something to make it longer or wider I… …

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  • 10 stretch — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 area of land or water ADJECTIVE ▪ great, huge, large, long, open, vast, wide ▪ A great stretch of ocean lay beneath them …

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  • 11 stretch — 1 verb 1 MAKE STH BIGGER/LOOSER a) (I, T) to make something bigger or looser by pulling it, or to become bigger or looser as a result of being pulled: My big, blue sweater has stretched completely out of shape. b) (intransitive not in… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 stretch — stretchable, adj. stretchability, n. /strech/, v.t. 1. to draw out or extend (oneself, a body, limbs, wings, etc.) to the full length or extent (often fol. by out): to stretch oneself out on the ground. 2. to hold out, reach forth, or extend (one …

    Universalium

  • 13 stretch — /strɛtʃ / (say strech) verb (t) 1. Also, stretch out. to draw out or extend (oneself, the body, limbs, wings, etc.) to the full length or extent: to stretch oneself out on the ground. 2. to hold out, reach forth, or extend (the hand or something… …

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  • 14 stretch*/*/ — [stretʃ] verb I 1) [I/T] if you stretch something, or if it stretches, it becomes longer or wider when you pull it Can you stretch the material a little?[/ex] My jumper stretched the first time I washed it.[/ex] 2) [T] to pull something so that… …

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  • 15 stretch — [[t]strɛtʃ[/t]] v. t. 1) to spread out fully: to stretch oneself out on the ground[/ex] 2) to extend to the limit: stretched out her arms[/ex] 3) to cause to extend from one point or place to another: to stretch a rope across a road[/ex] 4) to… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 stretch — Synonyms and related words: adaptability, adaptable, adaptive, add to, aesthetic distance, aggrandize, airing, amble, amplify, amplitude, and quarter, answer, archery ground, area, athletic field, athletics, augment, avail, badminton court,… …

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  • 17 continuous — adj. Continuous is used with these nouns: ↑assessment, ↑availability, ↑barrage, ↑bombardment, ↑cycle, ↑drone, ↑evolution, ↑exposure, ↑flow, ↑improvement, ↑innovation, ↑ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 Home stretch — Stretch Stretch, n. 1. Act of stretching, or state of being stretched; reach; effort; struggle; strain; as, a stretch of the limbs; a stretch of the imagination. [1913 Webster] By stretch of arms the distant shore to gain. Dryden. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 19 To be on the stretch — Stretch Stretch, n. 1. Act of stretching, or state of being stretched; reach; effort; struggle; strain; as, a stretch of the limbs; a stretch of the imagination. [1913 Webster] By stretch of arms the distant shore to gain. Dryden. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20 at a stretch — 1. Continuously, without interruption 2. With difficulty • • • Main Entry: ↑stretch * * * in one continuous period I often had to work for over twenty hours at a stretch …

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