Definition of overstretch in English:


Line breaks: over|stretch
Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈstrɛtʃ


[with object] (often as adjective overstretched)
  • 1Stretch too much: the aches and pains of overstretched muscles
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    • Be sure to maintain the stretched position for at least 20 seconds, and do not overstretch the muscles.
    • In a minor sprain, where the ligaments are merely overstretched, there may be local pain and minor swelling, but no difficulty in moving the joint.
    • Acute, or sudden, injuries can be the product of either a blunt trauma or overstretching a muscle, joint or tendon.
  • 2Make excessive demands on: classes are very large and facilities are overstretched
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    • Cats from their own county already overstretch both these facilities.
    • Facilities that were already underfunded and overstretched are now at breaking point.
    • The dilapidated facilities and overstretched editorial staff prove how illusory this prediction was.

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