Synonyms of stretch


1. stretch, expanse

usage: a large and unbroken expanse or distance; "a stretch of highway"; "a stretch of clear water"

2. reach, reaching, stretch, motion, movement, move, motility

usage: the act of physically reaching or thrusting out

3. stretch, straightaway, straight

usage: a straightaway section of a racetrack

4. stretch, stretching, exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout

usage: exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent

5. stretch, extension

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

6. stretch, stint, duration, continuance

usage: an unbroken period of time during which you do something; "there were stretches of boredom"; "he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary"

7. stretch, stretchiness, stretchability, elasticity, snap

usage: the capacity for being stretched


1. stretch, stretch along, be

usage: occupy a large, elongated area; "The park stretched beneath the train line"

2. stretch, extend, tense, strain, tense up

usage: extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head"

3. unfold, stretch, stretch out, extend, change shape, change form, deform

usage: extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; "Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna"

4. stretch, grow

usage: become longer by being stretched and pulled; "The fabric stretches"

5. elongate, stretch, lengthen

usage: make long or longer by pulling and stretching; "stretch the fabric"

6. stretch, stretch out, lie down, lie

usage: lie down comfortably; "To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass"

7. stretch, pull, draw, force

usage: pull in opposite directions; "During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack"

8. stretch, widen, broaden, extend

usage: extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly; "Stretch the limits"; "stretch my patience"; "stretch the imagination"

9. load, adulterate, stretch, dilute, debase, corrupt, spoil

usage: corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor"

10. extend, stretch, increase

usage: 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"

11. stretch, stretch out, move

usage: extend one's body or limbs; "Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours"


1. stretch(prenominal), long (vs. short)

usage: having an elongated seating area; "a stretch limousine"

2. stretch, elastic (vs. inelastic)

usage: easily stretched; "stretch hosiery"

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