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stretch

noun (PART)    /stretʃ/
C1 [C usually singular] a continuous area of land or water: This particular stretch of coast is especially popular with walkers. Traffic is at a standstill along a five-mile stretch of the M11 just south of Cambridge. Some very rare birds inhabit our stretch of the river.Areas of land in generalSpace - general wordsInland waters [C usually singular] a stage in a race, or a part of a racetrack: She looked certain to win as she entered the final stretch. He fell as he galloped down the home stretch (= towards the finish).Surfaces on which sports take place
(Definition of stretch noun (PART) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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