1. having an elongated seating area
- a stretch limousine
Similar word(s): long
2. easily stretched
- stretch hosiery
Similar word(s): elastic
1. a large and unbroken expanse or distance
- a stretch of highway
- a stretch of clear water
2. the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
3. a straightaway section of a racetrack
4. exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent
Similar word(s): stretching
5. extension to or beyond the ordinary limit
- running at full stretch
- by no stretch of the imagination
- beyond any stretch of his understanding
6. an unbroken period of time during which you do something
- there were stretches of boredom
- he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary
Similar word(s): stint
7. the capacity for being stretched
Sentences with stretch as a noun:
- I was right in the middle of a stretch when the phone rang.
- To say crossing the street was brave was quite a stretch.
- That rubber band has quite a bit of stretch.
- It's a bit of a stretch to call Boris Karloff a comedian.
- It was an easy trip except for the last stretch, which took forever.
- It's a tough stretch of road in the winter, especially without chains.
- He did a 7-year stretch in jail.
- There is a grand stretch in the evenings.
1. occupy a large, elongated area
- The park stretched beneath the train line
2. extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body
- Stretch your legs!
Similar word(s): extend
3. extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length
- stretch out that piece of cloth
4. become longer by being stretched and pulled
- The fabric stretches
5. make long or longer by pulling and stretching
- stretch the fabric
Similar word(s): elongate
6. lie down comfortably
- To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass
7. pull in opposite directions
- During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack
8. extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly
- Stretch the limits
- stretch my patience
- stretch the imagination
9. corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
10. increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance
- stretch the soup by adding some more cream
Similar word(s): extend
11. extend one's body or limbs
- Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours
Sentences with stretch as a verb:
- I stretched the rubber band until it almost broke.
- The rubber band stretched almost to the breaking point.
- First, stretch the skin over the frame of the drum.
- I managed to stretch my coffee supply a few more days.
- To say crossing the street was brave is stretching the meaning of "brave" considerably.
- The beach stretches from Cresswell to Amble.
- Cats stretch with equal ease and agility beyond the point that breaks a man on the rack.
- I always stretch my muscles before exercising.
- His mustache stretched all the way to his sideburns.
- a man apt to stretch in his report of facts