stretch

Rate this phrase:(0.00 / 0 votes)
To extend one’s limbs or another part of the body in order to improve the elasticity of one's muscles

Etymology:

  • From Middle English strecchen, from Old English streċċan, from Proto-Germanic *strakjaną, *strakkijaną, from Proto-Indo-European *treg-, *streg-, *treg-. Cognate with West Frisian strekke, Dutch strekken, German strecken, Danish strække, Swedish sträcka, Dutch strak, Albanian shtriqem. More at stark.
1 View

Cats stretch with equal ease and agility beyond the point that breaks a man on the rack.

Submitted on July 10, 2018

Additional definitions for 'stretch':

stretchTo lengthen by pulling.
stretchTo lengthen when pulled.
stretchTo pull tight.
stretchTo get more use than expected from a limited resource.
stretchTo make inaccurate by exaggeration.
stretchTo extend physically, especially from limit point to limit point.
stretchTo extend to a limit point
stretchTo increase.
stretchTo stretch the truth; to exaggerate.
stretchTo sail by the wind under press of canvas.
See them all »

Translation

Find a translation for the stretch phrase in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Nearby phrases

Some more phrases from our dictionary similar to stretch

Discuss this stretch phrase with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add this stretch definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"stretch." Phrases.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 28 Jan. 2020. <https://www.phrases.com/phrase/stretch_26593>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest human-edited phrases collection on the web!

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.