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stretch

noun [C usually singular] (REACH)    /stretʃ/
an act of stretching: I always have a good stretch when I get up in the morning.Stretching the body
(Definition of stretch noun (REACH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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