- stretcher as a noun:
- 4 stretch as a noun:
- 7 as a verb:
- 11 as an adjective:
A wooden framework on which canvas is stretched and fixed for oil painting.
A mechanical device used to make something larger (as shoes or gloves) by stretching it.
A litter for transporting people who are ill or wounded or dead; usually consists of a sheet of canvas stretched between two poles.
Dutch: baar, brancard, draagbaar, frame, kader
A stone that forms the top of wall or building.
A large and unbroken expanse or distance.
A straightaway section of a racetrack.
Exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent.
Extension to or beyond the ordinary limit.
An unbroken period of time during which you do something:
— There were stretches of boredom.
— He did a stretch in the federal penitentiary.
Occupy a large, elongated area:
— The park stretched beneath the train line.
synonym: stretch along.
Dutch: reiken, uitstrekken
Extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body:
— Stretch your legs!.
Dutch: aanspannen, rechttrekken, rekken, spannen, strekken, stretchen, uitrekken
Extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length:
— Stretch out that piece of cloth.
Become longer by being stretched and pulled.
Dutch: rekken, uitrekken
Make long or longer by pulling and stretching:
— Stretch the fabric.
Dutch: oprekken, rekken, strekken, uitrekken
Lie down comfortably:
— To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass.
synonym: stretch out.
Pull in opposite directions.
Extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly.
Corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones.
Increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance:
— Stretch the soup by adding some more cream.
Extend one's body or limbs:
— Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours.
synonym: stretch out.
Having an elongated seating area.
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