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stretch

1. To reach out; to extend; to put forth. And stretch forth his neck long and small. (Chaucer) I in conquest stretched mine arm. (Shak)

2. To draw out to the full length; to cause to extend in a straight line; as, to stretch a cord or rope.

3. To cause to extend in breadth; to spread; to expand; as, to stretch cloth; to stretch the wings.

4. To make tense; to tighten; to distend forcibly. The ox hath therefore stretched his yoke in vain. (Shak)

5. To draw or pull out to greater length; to strain; as, to stretch a tendon or muscle. Awake, my soul, stretch every nerve. (Doddridge)

6. To exaggerate; to extend too far; as, to stretch the truth; to stretch one's credit. They take up, one day, the most violent and stretched prerogative. (Burke)

Origin: OE. Strecchen, AS. Streccan; akin to D. Strekken, G. Strecken, OHG. Strecchen, Sw. Stracka, Dan. Straekke; cf. AS. Straeck, strec, strong, violent, G. Strack straight; of uncertain origin, perhaps akin to E. Strong. Cf. Straight.


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