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Synonyms of stretch in English:


  • 1 this material stretches
    be elastic, be stretchy, be tensile
  • 2 he stretched the elastic
    pull (out), draw out, extend, lengthen, elongate, expand
  • 3 stretch your weekend into a vacation
    prolong, lengthen, make longer, extend, spin out
    [Antonyms] shorten
  • 4 my budget won't stretch to a new car
    be sufficient for, be enough for, cover;
    afford, have the money for
  • 5 the court case stretched their finances
    put a strain on, overtax, overextend, drain, sap
  • 6 stretching the truth
    bend, strain, distort, exaggerate, embellish
  • 7 she stretched out her hand to him
    reach out, hold out, extend, outstretch, proffer
    literary outreach
    [Antonyms] withdraw
  • 8 he stretched his arms
    extend, straighten (out)
  • 9 she stretched out on the sofa
    lie down, recline, lean back, be recumbent, sprawl, lounge, loll
  • 10 the desert stretches for miles
    extend, spread, continue
  • noun

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  • 1 magnificent stretches of forest
    expanse, area, tract, belt, sweep, extent
  • 2 a four-hour stretch
    period, time, spell, run, stint, session, shift
  • 3 informal a ten-year stretch
    (prison) sentence, (prison) term, stint, rap
  • adjective

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  • 1 stretch fabrics
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