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Meaning of outstretch

out•stretch

Pronunciation: (out"strech'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to stretch forth; extend: to outstretch one's hand in welcome.
  2. to stretch out; expand: The rising population has outstretched the city.
  3. to stretch beyond: His behavior outstretches my patience.
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