make wider, longer or tighter, by pulling
act of stretching
continuous period of time; a level area or section of land or water
"a stretch of highway"
"a stretch of clear water"
"running at full stretch"
"by no stretch of the imagination"
"beyond any stretch of his understanding"
"there were stretches of boredom"
"he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary"
"a stretch limousine"
"The park stretched beneath the train line"
"Stretch your legs!"
"Extend your right arm above your head"
"Unfold the newspaper"
"stretch out that piece of cloth"
"extend the TV antenna"
"The fabric stretches"
"stretch the fabric"
"To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass"
"During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack"
"Stretch the limits"
"stretch my patience"
"stretch the imagination"
"stretch the soup by adding some more cream"
"extend the casserole with a little rice"
"Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours"
Distinguish between the arbitrary stretch, and the legal exertion, of prerogative.
出自： W. Blackstone
Voltages which cannot, by any stretch of the imagination, be called lethal.
He..stretched himself in the nearest deck-chair.
出自： K. A. Porter
He looked forward to stretching out his limbsscramped by last night in the train.
出自： E. Bowen
When the train stopped at the station, some of the passengers would get down to the platform to stretch their legs.
你可以欣赏展现于面前一望无边的奇特云海。 stretch sth ⇔ out
He stretched out his arms and embraced me tightly.
The moment the girl saw the pretty doll she stretched out her hands for it.
那女孩一看到那个漂亮的洋娃娃,就伸手去拿。 stretch out
Two extra people are coming for dinner.Will the food stretch out?
又有两个人要来吃饭,饭菜够吃吗? stretch sth ⇔ out
I don't think we can stretch out the fuel to the end of this week, so you'd better go and get some more.
I stretched that piece of elastic to its fullest extent.