stretch


stretch
01. Don't pull on my sweater, you're going to [stretch] it.
02. Our little boy doesn't normally lie, but he certainly [stretches] the truth at times.
03. I think I [stretched] a muscle in my leg playing road hockey yesterday. It really hurts.
04. The parade [stretched] over several blocks.
05. There have been a lot of accidents on this [stretch] of the highway.
06. It is important to [stretch] before you start any vigorous physical exercise.
07. Your shoes may feel a tiny bit tight at first, but they'll [stretch] after a couple of days.
08. There is a Georgian proverb which notes that the tall one wouldn't bend, the short one wouldn't [stretch], and the kiss was lost.
09. Mary Kay Ash once said that a good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you [stretch].
10. The hair of an adult man or woman can [stretch] 25 percent of its length without breaking.
11. Ants [stretch] when they wake up, and also appear to yawn in a very human manner before beginning their work for the day.
12. If all the blood vessels in the human body were [stretched] end to end, they would form a string capable of going around the planet.
13. The longest-known traffic jam in the world [stretched] almost 100 miles between Paris and Lyon in 1980.
14. The Atlantic Ocean [stretches] from Europe and Africa to the Americas.
15. Long [stretches] of the Libyan coastline lack an abundance of natural vegetation.
16. Some women in Kenya [stretch] their necks with layers of necklaces in order to look beautiful.
17. Sports coaches say that regular [stretching] improves one's flexibility, and reduces injuries.
18. Health experts say that when you [stretch], be sure to [stretch] correctly or you could hurt yourself.
19. At its height, the British Empire [stretched] over one-fourth of the Earth's surface.

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  • stretch — [ strɛtʃ ] n. m. • 1963; n. déposé , mot angl., de to stretch « allonger, étendre » ♦ Anglic. Techn. Procédé de traitement des tissus les rendant élastiques dans le sens horizontal. ♢ Par ext. Le tissu ainsi traité. Du stretch. Des stretchs. Par… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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

  • Stretch — can refer to: *Stretching is a form of exercise or a pre exercise discipline, sometimes called Warming up *Stretch ceiling, a type of ceiling made from polymer. *Stretch ratio in the mechanics of materials *Stretched tuning of certain string… …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   English terms dictionary

  • 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 …   English World 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stretch — 〈[ strɛ̣tʃ] m.; ; unz.〉 elastische Wirkware (BaumwollStretch, NylonStretch) [zu engl. stretch „dehnen“ <aengl. steccan; verwandt mit strecken] * * * Stretch [strɛt̮ʃ], der; [e]s, es [ strɛt̮ʃɪs] [zu engl. to stretch = dehnen]: sehr elastisches …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Stretch — (engl. für „Strecke“, „Zeitraum“ aber auch „Ausdehnung“) steht für: Stretch (Unternehmen), ein US amerikanischer Halbleiterhersteller mit Niederlassungen in Japan und Deutschland Stretch (Band), eine britische Bluesrock Band, 1973 78 Ein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • stretch — stretch; stretch·abil·i·ty; stretch·able; stretch·berry; stretch·er; un·stretch; …   English syllables

  • Stretch — Stretch, v. i. 1. To be extended; to be drawn out in length or in breadth, or both; to spread; to reach; as, the iron road stretches across the continent; the lake stretches over fifty square miles. [1913 Webster] As far as stretcheth any ground …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English