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Synonyms for (noun) stretch

Synonyms: reach, reaching, stretch Definition: the act of physically reaching or thrusting out

Similar words: motility, motion, move, movement Definition: a change of position that does not entail a change of location Usage: the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise; movement is a sign of life; an impatient move of his hand; gastrointestinal motility

Synonyms: stretch Definition: extension to or beyond the ordinary limit Usage: running at full stretch; by no stretch of the imagination; beyond any stretch of his understanding

Similar words: extension Definition: act of expanding in scope; making more widely available Usage: extension of the program to all in need

Synonyms: stretch, stretching Definition: exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent

Similar words: physical exercise, physical exertion, exercise, exercising, workout Definition: the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit Usage: the doctor recommended regular exercise; he did some exercising; the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit

Synonyms: stretch Definition: a straightaway section of a racetrack

Similar words: straight, straightaway Definition: a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse

Synonyms: stretch, stretchability, stretchiness Definition: the capacity for being stretched

Similar words: snap, elasticity Definition: the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed Usage: the waistband had lost its snap

Synonyms: stretch Definition: a large and unbroken expanse or distance Usage: a stretch of highway; a stretch of clear water

Similar words: expanse Definition: a wide and open space or area as of surface or land or sky

Synonyms: stint, stretch Definition: an unbroken period of time during which you do something Usage: there were stretches of boredom; he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary

Similar words: continuance, duration Definition: the period of time during which something continues

Synonyms for (verb) stretch

Synonyms: extend, stretch Definition: extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body Usage: Stretch your legs!; Extend your right arm above your head

Similar words: strain, tense, tense up Definition: cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious Usage: he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up

Synonyms: stretch, stretch out Definition: extend one's body or limbs Usage: Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours

Similar words: move Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right

Synonyms: stretch, extend Definition: increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance Usage: stretch the soup by adding some more cream; extend the casserole with a little rice

Similar words: increase Definition: make bigger or more Usage: The boss finally increased her salary; The university increased the number of students it admitted

Synonyms: stretch Definition: become longer by being stretched and pulled Usage: The fabric stretches

Similar words: grow Definition: become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain Usage: The problem grew too large for me; Her business grew fast

Synonyms: stretch, elongate Definition: make long or longer by pulling and stretching Usage: stretch the fabric

Similar words: lengthen Definition: make longer Usage: Lengthen this skirt, please

Synonyms: adulterate, dilute, debase, load, stretch Definition: corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones Usage: adulterate liquor

Similar words: corrupt, spoil Definition: alter from the original

Synonyms: stretch Definition: extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly Usage: Stretch the limits; stretch my patience; stretch the imagination

Similar words: broaden, extend, widen Definition: extend in scope or range or area Usage: The law was extended to all citizens; widen the range of applications; broaden your horizon; Extend your backyard

Synonyms: stretch Definition: pull in opposite directions Usage: During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack

Similar words: pull, force, draw Definition: cause to move by pulling Usage: draw a wagon; pull a sled

Synonyms: stretch, stretch out Definition: lie down comfortably Usage: To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass

Similar words: lie, lie down Definition: assume a reclining position Usage: lie down on the bed until you feel better

Synonyms: extend, stretch, stretch out, unfold Definition: extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length Usage: Unfold the newspaper; stretch out that piece of cloth; extend the TV antenna

Similar words: deform, change form, change shape Definition: assume a different shape or form

Synonyms: stretch, stretch along Definition: occupy a large, elongated area Usage: The park stretched beneath the train line

Similar words: be Definition: occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere Usage: Where is my umbrella? The toolshed is in the back; What is behind this behavior?

Synonyms for (adjective) stretch

Synonyms: stretch Definition: easily stretched Usage: stretch hosiery

Similar words: elastic Definition: capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy Usage: an elastic band; a youthful and elastic walk

Synonyms: stretch Definition: having an elongated seating area Usage: a stretch limousine

Similar words: long Definition: primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified Usage: a long road; a long distance; contained many long words; ten miles long