stretch in Chinese
[ stretʃ ] Pronunciation:
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past tense: stretched past participle: stretched plural: stretches present participle: stretching
- The lorry skidded on a stretch of black ice .
- He got up with a stretch and a yawn .
- The enemy had stretched himself to the limit .
- A long wide valley stretched below .
- She went out to stretch her legs after lunch .
- He stretched out on one of its broad limbs .
- He felt a smile stretch his lips .
- He stretched his lean, lithe body .
- He woke up , yawned and stretched .
- She stretched herself to provide for the family ..
- easily stretched; "stretch hosiery"
- having an elongated seating area; "a stretch limousine"
- extend one''s limbs or muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head"
- extend one''s body or limbs; "Let''s stretch for a minute--we''ve been sitting here for over 3 hours"
Synonyms: stretch out,
- increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance; "stretch the soup by adding some more cream"; "extend the casserole with a little rice"
- become longer by being stretched and pulled; "The fabric stretches"
- make long or longer by pulling and stretching; "stretch the fabric"
- corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor"
Synonyms: load, adulterate, dilute, debase,
- extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly; "Stretch the limits"; "stretch my patience"; "stretch the imagination"
- pull in opposite directions; "During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack"
- lie down comfortably; "To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass"
Synonyms: stretch out,
- extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; "Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna"
Synonyms: unfold, stretch out, extend,
- occupy a large, elongated area; "The park stretched beneath the train line"
Synonyms: stretch along, Noun
- the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
Synonyms: reach, reaching,
- extension to or beyond the ordinary limit; "running at full stretch"; "by no stretch of the imagination"; "beyond any stretch of his understanding"
- exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent
- a straightaway section of a racetrack
- the capacity for being stretched
Synonyms: stretchiness, stretchability,
- a large and unbroken expanse or distance; "a stretch of highway"; "a stretch of clear water"
- an unbroken period of time during which you do something; "there were stretches of boredom"; "he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary"