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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.
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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)
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