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Meaning of “stretch” - Learner’s Dictionary

stretch

verb     /stretʃ/
PULL [I, T] B2 to become longer or wider, or to pull something so that it becomes longer or wider: Don't pull my sweater - you'll stretch it.Enlarging and inflatingBecoming biggerSpreading and scattering
MAKE STRAIGHT [I, T] B2 to make your body or part of your body straighter and longer: Stretch your arms above your head.Stretching the body
stretch away/into, etc to cover a large area: The fields stretched away into the distance.Enlarging and inflatingBecoming bigger
stretch into/over, etc to continue for a long period of time: The discussions will probably stretch into next month. →  See also stretch your legs , bend/stretch the rules Continue and lastLong periods of time
(Definition of stretch verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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