stretch

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stretch is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
stretch

Third-person singular
stretches

Past tense
stretched

Past participle
stretched

Present participle
stretching

Children stretching their legs
  1. To pull; to move one end of something as far as possible from the other end.
    He was big and the shirt was little, but he was able to stretch it and use it.
  2. Fill a certain place
    The Alps stretch from France to Austria.

Noun[change]

Singular
stretch

Plural
stretches

  1. A stretch is when a person pulls something.
  2. A stretch is a length of time.
    John was stuck in jail for a ten-year stretch.
  3. A statement is a stretch when it is changed or exaggerated from the truth.
    That is a stretch! I do not think you are being entirely truthful to me.