Meaning of “outstretched” in the English Dictionary

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"outstretched" in British English

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outstretchedadjective

uk /ˌaʊtˈstretʃt/ us /ˌaʊtˈstretʃt/

reaching out as far as possible:

He ran up to her, his arms outstretched.
She put some pesos into the little girl's outstretched hand.

(Definition of “outstretched” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"outstretched" in American English

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outstretchedadjective

us /ˌɑʊtˈstretʃt/

stretched as far as possible or held out in front:

outstretched arms

(Definition of “outstretched” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)