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


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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: (of muscles) relieved of stiffness by stretching;
             "well-stretched muscles are less susceptible to
      2: (of the body) extended to full length; "he lay stretched out
         on the bed"; "stretched her calves before running" [syn: stretched
      3: extended or spread over a wide area or distance; "broad
         fields lay stretched on both sides of us"