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Alternative clues for the word stretching

Extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body

Extend one's body or limbs

Increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance

Often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones

Corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance

Often unduly

Extend the scope or meaning of

Lie down comfortably

Occupy a large, elongated area

Exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent

Pull in opposite directions

Word definitions for stretching in dictionaries

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
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;...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 The act by which something is stretched. 2 A form of physical exercise in which a specific skeletal muscle (or muscle group) is deliberately elongated to its fullest length in order to improve the muscle's felt elasticity and reaffirm comfortable muscle...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
adj. extending far; "beyond the misty gray of the rain he saw the stretching hutment"; "wide-spreading plains" [syn: stretching(a) , wide-spreading ] n. act of expanding by lengthening or widening exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Stretching is a form of physical exercise in which a specific muscle or tendon (or muscle group) is deliberately flexed or stretched in order to improve the muscle's felt elasticity and achieve comfortable muscle tone . The result is a feeling of increased...

Usage examples of stretching.

The house has many rooms and outside is the beach and the ocean, stretching all the way to the sky.

West and his team, stretching upward for maybe 100 metres, ending at the left-hand sentry tower.

A ragged tan arc appeared, stretching from just above the food nipples to the ceiling.

He put his head through the doorway and indicated the blue wall stretching right and left.

He followed them out into the office, stretching, contemplating his own best pursuit for the next several hours until it was time to meet Van Deef.

They had emerged upon an area of tilted, broken slabs of moss-covered rock, stretching 50 yards to right and left and 40 before them.

The observer came to halt above white sand, stretching over pools of water to the middle distance where breakers churned, announcing the edge of the ocean.

He looked over his shoulder but there was no motion in or about the other tanks, stretching in columns right and left to the far walls.

Shaking her head, she rose on her arms and looked around, recognising the car transfer passageway of New Chatterford, the huge black car stretching right and left before her.

In its place appeared a long corridor with wide-spaced rails stretching its length, the brown floor of the New Chatterford ballroom visible in the opening at the far end.

Teeth east and stretching west to the Streleheim in a blanket that shrouded everything between.

The mountains sheltering the bluff on which Tyrsis was settled rose behind them, a jagged black wall against the light of the dawn breaking east, the shadow of its peaks stretching away north and west across the plains like a dark stain until it disappeared into the trees of the forests beyond.

They rose out of gullies and ravines, from forests and solitary groves, stretching this way and that as if to flex their limbs on waking from the sleep that prepared them for going abroad to hunt.

Par caught his breath and leaned forward, stretching out as far as he could from the edge of the drop to make certain that he was not deceived, that he was not mistaken .

Wren disengaged herself from the straps and climbed down, stretching her cramped muscles.