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English definition of “stretch”

stretch

verb [I/T] (BECOME LONGER)   /stretʃ/
to reach across a distance or become longer or wider , or to cause something to do this: [I] Rubber stretches when you pull it. [T] The banner was stretched across the street . [M] He removed his hat and stretched out his arms to embrace her. If you stretch your body , your arms , or your legs , you straighten them so that they are as long as possible : [T] "I’m so tired ," she said, yawning and stretching her arms .
(Definition of stretch verb (BECOME LONGER) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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