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stretch British & World English

(Of something soft or elastic) be made or be capable of being made longer or wider without tearing or breaking

stretch English Thesaurus

the material stretches

spread one's wings British & World English

Extend one’s activities and interests or start new ones

stretch limo British & World English

A limousine that has an extended seating area

stretch marks British & World English

Streaks or stripes on the skin, especially on the abdomen, caused by distension of the skin from obesity or during pregnancy

at a stretch British & World English

In one continuous period

stretch receptor British & World English

A sensory receptor that responds to the stretching of surrounding muscle tissue and so contributes to the coordination of muscle activity

at full stretch British & World English

With a part of one’s body fully extended

stretch one's legs British & World English

Go for a short walk after sitting in one place for some time

stretch a point British & World English

Allow or do something not usually acceptable

by no stretch of the imagination British & World English

Used to emphasize that something is definitely not the case

at a stretch in stretch British & World English

In one continuous period

home straight British & World English

The straight final stretch of a racecourse

home stretch in home straight British & World English

The straight final stretch of a racecourse

overstretch British & World English

Stretch too much

at full stretch in stretch British & World English

With a part of one’s body fully extended

stretch one's legs in stretch British & World English

Go for a short walk after sitting in one place for some time

stretch a point in stretch British & World English

Allow or do something not usually acceptable

spread one's wings in wing British & World English

Extend one’s activities and interests or start new ones

stretch limousine in stretch limo British & World English

A limousine that has an extended seating area

stretch one's legs in leg English Thesaurus

after two days on the bus we were glad of the chance to stretch our legs

by no stretch of the imagination in stretch British & World English

Used to emphasize that something is definitely not the case

by no or not by any stretch of the imagination in stretch British & World English

Used to emphasize that something is definitely not the case


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