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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)
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