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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stretch  \Stretch\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Stretched};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Stretching}.]  [OE.  strecchen  AS  streccan  akin  to  D. 
  strekken  G.  strecken,  OHG.  strecchen  Sw  str["a]cka,  Dan. 
  str[ae]kke;  cf  AS  str[ae]ck,  strec,  strong,  violent,  G. 
  strack  straight;  of  uncertain  origin,  perhaps  akin  to  E. 
  strong.  Cf  {Straight}.] 
  1.  To  reach  out  to  extend;  to  put  forth. 
  And  stretch  forth  his  neck  long  and  small 
  I  in  conquest  stretched  mine  arm.  --Shak. 
  2.  To  draw  out  to  the  full  length;  to  cause  to  extend  in  a 
  straight  line  as  to  stretch  a  cord  or  rope. 
  3.  To  cause  to  extend  in  breadth;  to  spread;  to  expand;  as 
  to  stretch  cloth;  to  stretch  the  wings. 
  4.  To  make  tense;  to  tighten;  to  distend  forcibly. 
  The  ox  hath  therefore  stretched  his  yoke  in  vain. 
  5.  To  draw  or  pull  out  to  greater  length;  to  strain;  as  to 
  stretch  a  tendon  or  muscle. 
  Awake,  my  soul,  stretch  every  nerve.  --Doddridge. 
  6.  To  exaggerate;  to  extend  too  far  as  to  stretch  the 
  truth;  to  stretch  one's  credit. 
  They  take  up  one  day  the  most  violent  and 
  stretched  prerogative.  --Burke. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stretching  \Stretch"ing\, 
  a.  &  n.  from  {Stretch},  v. 
  {Stretching  course}  (Masonry),  a  course  or  series  of 
  stretchers.  See  {Stretcher},  2.  --Britton. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  extending  far  "beyond  the  misty  gray  of  the  rain  he  saw  the 
  stretching  hutment";  "wide-spreading  plains"  [syn:  {stretching(a)}, 
  n  1:  act  of  expanding  by  lengthening  or  widening 
  2:  exercise  designed  to  extend  the  limbs  and  muscles  to  their 
  full  extent  [syn:  {stretch}] 

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