stretch verb (REACH)
B2 [ I ] to make your body or your arms and legs straight so that they are as long as possible, in order to exercise the joints (= place where two bones are connected) after you have been in the same place or position for a long time伸展，舒展（四肢）
- The plastic cover was stretched tight across the tank.
- I stretched out and listened to the sound of the rushing stream.
- The cat was stretching in front of the fire.
- Yoga is a great way to stretch your body.
- I get up and walk around every half hour just to stretch my legs.
stretch verb (SPREAD)
- The road stretched into the distance as far as the eye could see.
- The mountain range stretched away into infinity.
- A broad sweep of flat countryside stretched to the horizon in all directions.
- On the eastern horizon, a huge cloud of smoke from burning oil tanks stretched across the sky.
- A ribbon of road stretched ahead of us across the desert.
stretch verb (GO PAST)
stretch verb (MAKE LONGER)
stretch verb (LONG TIME)
stretch verb (DO MORE)
stretch noun (PART)
- There has been a collision on the southbound stretch of the motorway.
- This stretch of land was once covered with luxuriant forest, but is now bare.
- This stretch of water is heavily used by shipping.
- There have been many shipwrecks along this dangerous stretch of coastline.
- The car was dumped in a stretch of wasteland in the south of the city.