Definition of overstretch in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈstreCH/


[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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Syllabification: o·ver·stretch

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