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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 stretch /ˈstrɛʧ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 stretch /ˈstrɛʧ/ 及物動詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stretch v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stretched p. pr. & vb. n. Stretching.]
 1. To reach out; to extend; to put forth.
    And stretch forth his neck long and small.   --Chaucer.
    I in conquest stretched mine arm.   --Shak.
 2. To draw out to the full length; to cause to extend in a straight line; as, to stretch a cord or rope.
 3. To cause to extend in breadth; to spread; to expand; as, to stretch cloth; to stretch the wings.
 4. To make tense; to tighten; to distend forcibly.
    The ox hath therefore stretched his yoke in vain.   --Shak.
 5. To draw or pull out to greater length; to strain; as, to stretch a tendon or muscle.
    Awake, my soul, stretch every nerve.   --Doddridge.
 6. To exaggerate; to extend too far; as, to stretch the truth; to stretch one's credit.
    They take up, one day, the most violent and stretched prerogative.   --Burke.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stretch, v. i.
 1. To be extended; to be drawn out in length or in breadth, or both; to spread; to reach; as, the iron road stretches across the continent; the lake stretches over fifty square miles.
    As far as stretcheth any ground.   --Gower.
 2. To extend or spread one's self, or one's limbs; as, the lazy man yawns and stretches.
 3. To be extended, or to bear extension, without breaking, as elastic or ductile substances.
    The inner membrane . . . because it would stretch and yield, remained umbroken.   --Boyle.
 4. To strain the truth; to exaggerate; as, a man apt to stretch in his report of facts. [Obs. or Colloq.]
 5. Naut. To sail by the wind under press of canvas; as, the ship stretched to the eastward.
 Stretch out, an order to rowers to extend themselves forward in dipping the oar.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stretch, n.
 1. Act of stretching, or state of being stretched; reach; effort; struggle; strain; as, a stretch of the limbs; a stretch of the imagination.
    By stretch of arms the distant shore to gain.   --Dryden.
    Those put a lawful authority upon the stretch, to the abuse of yower, under the color of prerogative.   --L'Estrange.
 2. A continuous line or surface; a continuous space of time; as, grassy stretches of land.
    A great stretch of cultivated country.   --W. Black.
    But all of them left me a week at a stretch.   --E. Eggleston.
 3. The extent to which anything may be stretched.
    Quotations, in their utmost stretch, can signify no more than that Luther lay under severe agonies of mind.   --Atterbury.
    This is the utmost stretch that nature can.   --Granville.
 4. Naut. The reach or extent of a vessel's progress on one tack; a tack or board.
 5. Course; direction; as, the stretch of seams of coal.
 To be on the stretch, to be obliged to use one's utmost powers.
 Home stretch. See under Home, a.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having an elongated seating area; "a stretch limousine"
             [syn: stretch(a)]
      2: easily stretched; "stretch hosiery"
      n 1: a large and unbroken expanse or distance; "a stretch of
           highway"; "a stretch of clear water"
      2: the act of physically reaching or thrusting out [syn: reach,
      3: a straightaway section of a racetrack
      4: exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their
         full extent [syn: stretching]
      5: extension to or beyond the ordinary limit; "running at full
         stretch"; "by no stretch of the imagination"; "beyond any
         stretch of his understanding"
      6: an unbroken period of time during which you do something;
         "there were stretches of boredom"; "he did a stretch in
         the federal penitentiary" [syn: stint]
      7: the capacity for being stretched [syn: stretchiness, stretchability]
      v 1: occupy a large, elongated area; "The park stretched beneath
           the train line" [syn: stretch along]
      2: extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch
         your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head" [syn:
      3: extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length;
         "Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth";
         "extend the TV antenna" [syn: unfold, stretch out, extend]
      4: become longer by being stretched and pulled; "The fabric
         stretches" [ant: shrink]
      5: make long or longer by pulling and stretching; "stretch the
         fabric" [syn: elongate]
      6: lie down comfortably; "To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out
         on the grass" [syn: stretch out]
      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"
      9: corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or
         inferior substance; often by replacing valuable
         ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor" [syn:
         adulterate, dilute, debase]
      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" [syn: extend]
      11: extend one's body or limbs; "Let's stretch for a
          minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours" [syn: stretch