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Synonyms for stretch

straighten out

expand

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put demands on

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afford

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Synonyms for stretch

to move or arrange so as to cover a larger area

to proceed on a certain course or for a certain distance

to extend, especially an appendage

to be or place oneself in a prostrate or recumbent position

to take repose, as by sleeping or lying quietly

the measure of how far or long something goes in space, time, or degree

an extent, measured or unmeasured, of linear space

a wide and open area, as of land, sky, or water

a specific length of time characterized by the occurrence of certain conditions or events

a limited or specific period of time during which something happens, lasts, or extends

a term of service, as in the military or in prison

a limited, often assigned period of activity, duty, or opportunity

Synonyms for stretch

a large and unbroken expanse or distance

the act of physically reaching or thrusting out

a straightaway section of a racetrack

exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent

extension to or beyond the ordinary limit

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an unbroken period of time during which you do something

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the capacity for being stretched

occupy a large, elongated area

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extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body

extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length

become longer by being stretched and pulled

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make long or longer by pulling and stretching

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lie down comfortably

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pull in opposite directions

extend the scope or meaning of

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corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance

increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance

extend one's body or limbs

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having an elongated seating area

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easily stretched

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He added: "This is not by any stretch of the imagination the proper course of events.
If Patricia Lewis reads the Bible she will find that the fictitious 'God' is not by any stretch of the imagination very loving and certainly not 'pro-life' given his record for ordering mass murders, rapes, child abuse and, indeed, the killing of the unborn.
It was not by any stretch of the imagination "Honest" but, at best, cowardly and, at worst, a cynical marketing ploy.
Admittedly, little and fantastic are her favourite adjectives - but the diminutive is not by any stretch of the imagination able to be applied to Nick Barclay, the actor who was re-creating therole.
Asked if Wimbledon was an impossible dream, he replied: 'No it is not, it is not by any stretch of the imagination.
Furyk was not by any stretch of the imagination one of the worst culprits in America's feeble Ryder Cup capitulation, but that has not stopped some prophets of doom suggesting his star may be falling.
Not by any stretch of the imagination, though, as young as Justin Rose, who climbed from 24th with a round to go into a tie for fifth and was joint leading European with Swede Fredrik Jacobson - like him making his debut in the event.
Now, I'm not claiming to be Jeff Banks here, but I like to think I've managed to keep up to date with the latest trends over the years, while not by any stretch of the imagination setting them.