To reach out; to extend; to put forth.
- To lengthen, widen, or distend: stretched the sweater out of shape.
- To cause to extend from one place to another or across a given space: stretched the banner between two poles.
- To make taut; tighten: stretched the tarpaulin until it ripped.
- To reach or put forth; extend: stretched out his hand.
- To extend (oneself or one's limbs, for example) to full length: stretched her calves before running.
- To extend (oneself) when lying down: she stretched herself out on the couch.
- To put to torture on the rack.
- To wrench or strain (a muscle, for example).
- To extend or enlarge beyond the usual or proper limits: stretch the meaning of a word.
- To subject to undue strain: to stretch one's patience.
- To expand in order to fulfill a larger function: stretch a budget; stretch a paycheck.
- To increase the quantity of by admixture or dilution: stretch a meal by thinning the stew.
- To prolong: stretch out an argument.
- Informal To fell by a blow: stretched his opponent in the first round.
- To become lengthened, widened, or distended.
- To extend or reach over a distance or area or in a given direction: "On both sides of us stretched the wet plain” ( Ernest Hemingway).
- To lie down at full length: stretched out on the bed.
- To extend one's muscles or limbs, as after prolonged sitting or on awakening.
- To extend over a given period of time: "This story stretches over a whole generation” ( William Golding).
- The act of stretching or the state of being stretched.
- The extent or scope to which something can be stretched; elasticity.
- A continuous or unbroken length, area, or expanse: an empty stretch of highway.
- A straight section of a racecourse or track, especially the section leading to the finish line.
- A continuous period of time.
- Slang A term of imprisonment: served a two-year stretch.
- Informal The last stage of an event, period, or process.
- Baseball A movement in which a pitcher, standing with the glove side facing home plate, raises both hands to the height of the head and then lowers them to the chest or waist for a short pause before pitching the ball. It is used as an alternative to a wind-up, especially when runners are on base.
- Made of an elastic material that stretches easily: stretch pants.
- Of, relating to, or being a vehicle, such as a limousine or passenger jet, having an extended seating area that provides extra space for more passengers, leg room, or amenities.
- stretch (one's) legs To go for a walk, especially after a lengthy period of sitting.
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കൈയും കാലും നീട്ടുക - Kaiyum Kaalum Neettuka | Kaiyum Kalum Neettuka ;അതിശോക്തി കലര്ത്തിപ്പറയുക - Athishokthi Kalarththipparayuka | Athishokthi Kalarthipparayuka ;to stretch out ആയുക - to Stretch Out Aayuka | to Stretch Out ayuka ;a weapon capable of killing one hundred persons at a stretch നൂറ്റിക്കൊല്ലി - a Weapon Capable Of Killing One Hundred Persons At A Stretch Noottikkolli ;നീട്ടുക - Neettuka ;നീളുക - Neeluka ;