Definition of STRETCHING

noun : STRETCHING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) act of expanding by lengthening or widening ;

verb : STRETCHING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head" ;

  • 4. (

    ) become longer by being stretched and pulled; "The fabric stretches" ;

  • 7. (

    ) pull in opposite directions; "During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack" ;

  • 8. (

    ) extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly; "Stretch the limits"; "stretch my patience"; "stretch the imagination" ;

  • 10. (

    ) increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance; "stretch the soup by adding some more cream"; "extend the casserole with a little rice" ;

Adjective : STRETCHING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) having an elongated seating area; "a stretch limousine" ;

  • 2. (

    ) easily stretched; "stretch hosiery" ;


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