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Synonyms for overstretch

strain abnormally


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If America invades and occupies Iraq, this overstretch will increase dramatically.
TENANTS in the region are warned not to be tempted to overstretch their budgets amid reports that more and more letting agents are turning to high-pressure tactics of open days and sealed bids to achieve record rent levels.
I am not convinced that lenders will learn their lesson of allowing customers to overstretch their finances so that their staff can meet their sales targets which has led to the mess that the economy is now in, and of which innocent investors are currently paying for.
It is in this drive to overstretch that you actually might even find yourself able to play at an even higher level.
But he refused to say what figure would represent overstretch, telling MPs he would not "play with words".
It says: "Serious problems of undermanning and overstretch in the Armed Forces have been left unaddressed by the Government, which instead has focused on introducing high-tech innovations to tackle 21st Century threats.
That makes it hard to solve the current overstretch problem in what would seem to be the logical way: increase the number of soldiers.
Within the bounds of restorative nursing, caregivers need to understand the basics of the anatomy of muscles and underlying structures - to not overstretch contractures, which can make them worse, but to give those joints a prolonged stretch every day; to understand why residents must maintain good body alignment; to understand the importance of "activity," both mental and physical; to understand the importance of weight bearing; to understand the importance of sufficient fluid intake; to understand the importance of people feeling needed, of giving them all the tasks they can handle within their capabilities - whether it's helping laundry personnel to fold towels and washcloths, or helping dietary set the tables for meals, or anything resembling what they might do in a normal home.
THE GOVERNMENT was today facing more accusations of overstretch in Britain's armed forces after it emerged that nearly half of troops regularly consider quitting.
They are about to embark and they are on their third term of duty in the last 18 months and that is overstretch by any definition.