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stretching
English - Vietnamese Dictionary
stretching
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Concise Dictionary
stretches|stretched|stretchingstretʃ
noun
+a large and unbroken expanse or distance
+the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
+a straightaway section of a racetrack
+exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent
+extension to or beyond the ordinary limit
+an unbroken period of time during which you do something
+the capacity for being stretched
verb
+occupy a large, elongated area
+extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body
+extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length
+become longer by being stretched and pulled
+make long or longer by pulling and stretching
+lie down comfortably
+pull in opposite directions
+extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly
+corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
+increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance
+extend one's body or limbs
adj.
+having an elongated seating area
+easily stretched

Thesaurus Dictionary
v.
1 extend, reach; span, spread:
Her memory stretches back to the first World War. His Texas ranch stretches as far as the eye can see.
2 distend, lengthen, elongate, widen, broaden, swell, draw or pull out, balloon, inflate, enlarge, expand, increase, dilate, blow up:
Stretch the netting to cover the frame.
3 overtax, overextend; warp, strain, distort, bend, break:
We like to stretch our employees in this company. He is stretching the rules by allowing undergraduates to take his course.
n.
4 elasticity, give, resilience, resiliency, stretchability, stretchiness:
There isn't much stretch left in this old rubber band.
5 extent, reach, span, spread, expanse, sweep, area, tract, US section:
There is a stretch of desert just south of the coast.
6 time, stint, period, spell, term, tour (of duty), Colloq US and Canadian hitch:
He signed up for a two-year stretch in the navy. He once did a six-month stretch in prison for assault.


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