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stretch (n):
extension to or beyond the ordinary limit
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running at full stretch.
by no stretch of the imagination.
beyond any stretch of his understanding
stretch (n):
the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
Related Words: reachreaching
stretch (n):
exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent
Related Words: ing
stretch (n):
a straightaway section of a racetrack
stretch (n):
the capacity for being stretched
Related Words: abilityiness
stretch (n):
a large and unbroken expanse or distance
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a stretch of highway.
a stretch of clear water
stretch (v):
extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body
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Stretch your legs!
Extend your right arm above your head

Related Words: extend
stretch (n):
an unbroken period of time during which you do something
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there were stretches of boredom.
he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary
stretch (v):
extend one's body or limbs
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Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours
stretch (v):
increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance
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stretch the soup by adding some more cream.
extend the casserole with a little rice
stretch (v):
become longer by being stretched and pulled
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The fabric stretches
stretch (v):
make long or longer by pulling and stretching
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stretch the fabric
Related Words: elongate
stretch (v):
corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
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adulterate liquor
Related Words: adulteratedebasedilute
stretch (v):
extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly
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Stretch the limits.
stretch my patience.
stretch the imagination
stretch (v):
pull in opposite directions
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During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack
stretch (v):
lie down comfortably
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To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass
stretch (v):
extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length
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Unfold the newspaper.
stretch out that piece of cloth.
extend the TV antenna

Related Word: extend
stretch (v):
occupy a large, elongated area
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The park stretched beneath the train line
stretch (s):
easily stretched
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stretch hosiery
stretch (s):
having an elongated seating area
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a stretch limousine
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Better late than never

Geç kalmak hiç gelmemekten iyidir. Geç olsun da güç olmasın.
Doing something late is better than not doing it.


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