Definitions and translations for "stretch"

Definition of stretch

Pronunciation
Verb
1. To lengthen by pulling.
I stretched the rubber band until it almost broke.
2. To lengthen when pulled.
The rubber band stretched almost to the breaking point.
3. To pull tight.
First, stretch the skin over the frame of the drum.
4. To get more use than expected from a limited resource.
I managed to stretch my coffee supply a few more days.
5. To make inaccurate by exaggeration.
To say crossing the street was brave is stretching the meaning of "brave" considerably.
6. To extend physically, especially from limit point to limit point.
The beach stretches from Cresswell to Amble.
7. To extend one’s limbs or another part of the body in order to improve the elasticity of one's muscles
Cats stretch with equal ease and agility beyond the point that breaks a man on the rack.
I always stretch my muscles before exercising.
8. To extend to a limit point
His mustache stretched all the way to his sideburns.
9. To increase.
10. To stretch the truth; to exaggerate.
A man apt to stretch in his report of facts
11. To sail by the wind under press of canvas.
The ship stretched to the eastward.
Noun
12. An act of stretching.
I was right in the middle of a stretch when the phone rang.
To say crossing the street was brave was quite a stretch.
13. The ability to lengthen when pulled.
That rubber band has quite a bit of stretch.
14. A course of thought which diverts from straightforward logic, or requires extraordinary belief.
It's a bit of a stretch to call Boris Karloff a comedian.
15. A segment of a journey or route.
It was an easy trip except for the last stretch, which took forever.
It's a tough stretch of road in the winter, especially without chains.
16. A segment or length of material.
A stretch of cloth
17. A quick pitching delivery used when runners are on base where the pitcher slides his leg instead of lifting it.
18. A long reach in the direction of the ball with a foot remaining on the base by a first baseman in order to catch the ball sooner.
19. A length of time.
He did a 7-year stretch in jail.
20. A term of address for a tall person
21. Extended daylight hours, especially said of the evening in springtime when compared to the shorter winter days
There is a grand stretch in the evenings.
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English - English - stretch

Pronunciation
n. act of stretching; condition of being stretched; large expanse; stretchiness, elasticity; duration of time; period of imprisonment
v. draw out to the full length, extend, elongate; be extended; reach out; pull, make taut; strain; be pulled; be elongated; lie down; extend over a certain period of time, span
adj. stretch, elastic, flexible

English - Spanish - stretch

Pronunciation
s. elasticidad, flexibilidad; desperezo; trecho, distancia, separación, tramo; región, expansión, superficie; alargamiento, dilatación, estiramiento
v. expandir, alargar, desencoger, estirar, tender; desperezarse; violentar

English - French - stretch

Pronunciation
n. étirage; élasticité; souplesse; surface; durée; période d'emprisonnement
v. tendre,étendre; s'étirer, tirer; s'étendre

English - German - stretch

Pronunciation
n. Strecken; Dehnung; Spannung; Anspannung; Übertreibung; Überschreitung; Strecke; Fläche
v. spannen; entspannen; ziehen; anziehen; ausrecken

English - Indonesian - stretch

Pronunciation
n. uluran, bidang, potong, trayek, masa, jangkauan, jengkauan, bagian
v. melonggarkan, memperlonggar, melebarkan, menegangkan, mempertegangkan, mempertegang, merentang, merentangkan, meregang, regang: dpt regang, melebih-lebihkan

English - Italian - stretch

Pronunciation
s. stirata, stiratina; estensione, il tendere; allungamento; tratto, lunghezza; periodo ininterrotto; (fam) periodo di impiego; (sl) carcerazione, detenzione; (fig) abuso, eccesso; elasticità
v. stendere, distendere, allungare; (rifl) stiracchiarsi, stirarsi, stendersi; (rifl) distendersi, allungarsi; allungare tirando; (fig) forzare, travisare, svisare; (fam) far bastare; abbattere

English - Polish - stretch

Pronunciation
n. przeciągnięcie, rozciągłość, naprężenie, rozpiętość, odcinek, rozłóg, obszar
v. rozprężać, napiąć, rozpiąć, ciągnąć, wyciągać, naciągnąć, poprzeciągać, przeciągać, rozciągać, rozciągać się, rozwieszać, rozwijać, rozprostować, sięgać, rozwlec się, rozpostrzeć się, napinać, wyciągnąć, naciągać, przeciągnąć, rozciągnąć, rozwinąć, sięgnąć

English - Portuguese - stretch

Pronunciation
s. alcance; distância; tirada; trecho; intervalo; luta, esforço; elasticidade; tempo de prisão
v. esticar; estirar; expandir; desenvolver; desenrolar; violentar

English - Romanian - stretch

Pronunciation
n. întindere, sforţare, exagerare, efort, abuz, cuprins, durată, interval de timp, porţiune, drum drept
v. întinde, lărgi, lungi, extinde, deşira, culca {fam.}, oferi, desface aripile, forţa, abuza, întinde: se întinde, lărgi: se lărgi, dilata: se dilata, mări: se mări, exagera {fam.}, minţi {fam.}

English - Russian - stretch

Pronunciation
с. вытягивание, натяжение, напряжение, усилие, пространство, промежуток времени, преувеличение, прогулка
г. растягивать, удлинять, тянуть; вытягиваться, тянуться, напрягать; простираться, иметь протяжение; преувеличивать, превышать, увеличивать, усиливать

English - Turkish - stretch

Pronunciation
f. germek, esnetmek, uzatmak, sermek, yaymak, çekmek (çorap vb.), zorlamak, abartmak, gerinmek, uzamak, yayılmak, yetmek, yeterli gelmek, arayı açmak
i. gerinme, gerginlik, esneme, genişleme, esneklik, uzatma, geniş yer, aralıksız süre, süre, hapis süresi

English - Ukrainian - stretch

Pronunciation
n. натягання, еластичність, напруження, простір
v. розтягувати, розтягуватися, простягатися, витягуватися, розтягати, розтягатися, сягати, тягтися

Italian - English - stretch

Pronunciation
adj. stretch, elastic, flexible

English - Dutch - stretch

Pronunciation
zn. (stuk) land/weg/zee, uitgestrektheid; tijd(ruimte), periode; gevangenisstraf; rekbaarheid
ww. zich uitrekken; uitrekken; spannen; uitsteken

English - Greek - stretch

Pronunciation
ουσ. έκταση, τέντωμα
ρήμ. τεντώνομαι, εκτείνω, εκτείνομαι, τεντώνω

Italian - French - stretch

Pronunciation
(materia) élasticité (f)

English - Arabic - stretch

Pronunciation
‏مسافة، إتساع، مجال، مدى، إمتداد، نزهة على القدمين، مط‏
‏عمل بالطاقة القصوى، إمتد، بذل جهدا، مد، تمدد، تمطط، بسط، بذل جهدا قويا، توسع في تفسير شئ ما‏
‏قابل للبسط‏

English - Chinese - stretch

Pronunciation
(名) 伸展, 连绵, 张开
(动) 伸直; 伸长; 伸出; 拉直; 伸缩, 延伸; 连绵; 延续; 舒展肢体, 伸懒腰

English - Chinese - stretch

Pronunciation
(名) 伸展, 連綿, 張開
(動) 伸直; 伸長; 伸出; 拉直; 伸縮, 延伸; 連綿; 延續; 舒展肢體, 伸懶腰

English - Hindi - stretch

Pronunciation
n. तनाव, खिंचाव, विस्तार, दौर, वार
v. फैलाना, तनना, पूरा ज़ोर लगाना, कसना, आगे बढ़ाना, फैलना, नम्य होना

English - Japanese - stretch

Pronunciation
(名) 伸び; 広がり; 伸張; 拡大解釈; 無理に使うこと
(動) 伸ばす; 張る; 広げる; 差し伸べる; 広がる; 伸びる

English - Korean - stretch

Pronunciation
명. 뻗기; 뻗혀 있는 상태; 광활함; 탄성; 오랜시간; 징역
동. 잡아늘이다, 펴다, 뻗게 하다; 펴지다; 뻗치다; 잡아당겨지다; 늘이다; 드러눕다; 연장하다

English - Vietnamese - stretch

Pronunciation
n. sự dơ ra, sự vươn ra, sự duổi ra, sự kéo dài ra, nghĩa rộng của một chữ, tính giản ra rút lại, diện tích, khoảng rộng
v. kéo ra, căng ra, nới rộng, duổi tay chân ra, nằm dài ra

German - Chinese - stretch

Pronunciation
[das]伸展。延展。伸展效果。伸展效应。
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Synonyms for stretch
1. extend: broaden, elongate, lengthen, widen, dilate, distend
2. expanse: range, reach, distance, extent, extension, length, compass
3. range: extend, spread, reach, occupy
4. tighten: strain, tauten
5. exaggerate: strain
Verb forms for stretch
Present participle: stretching
Present: stretch (3.person: stretches)
Past: stretched
Future: will stretch
Present conditional: would stretch
Present Perfect: have stretched (3.person: has stretched)
Past Perfect: had stretched
Future Perfect: will have stretched
Past conditional: would have stretched