Definition of outstretch in English:


Line breaks: out|stretch
Pronunciation: /aʊtˈstrɛtʃ


[with object] (usually as adjective outstretched)
  • 1Extend or stretch out (something, especially a hand or arm): I walked with my arms outstretched
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    • Ethan rose to his feet and outstretched his arms, opening and holding the book out.
    • When Jenny turned her head back to David, the boy had already outstretched his hand to her.
    • Everything went blank and he gave in and outstretched his hand to Jesse.
  • 1.1Go beyond the limit of: their good intentions far outstretched their capacity to offer help
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    • Some athletes clearly possess talent that outstretches their capacity for hard work, while other athletes overachieve as a result of ferocious dedication, teamwork, and attention to detail.

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