Saturday, 21 September 2013



1. to draw out or extend or be drawn out or extended in length, area, etc.
2. to extend or be extended to an undue degree, especially so as to distort or lengthen permanently
3. to extend (the limbs, body, etc.)
4. (trans.) to reach or suspend (a rope, etc.) from one place to another
5. (trans.) to draw tight; tighten
6. often followed by “out”, “forward”, etc. . to reach or hold (out); extend
7. (intr.) usually followed by “over” . to extend in time 
8. (intr.) followed by “for”, “over”, etc. (of a region, etc.) . to extend in length or area
9. (intr.) (especially of a garment) to be capable of expanding, as to a larger size 
10. (trans.) to put a great strain upon or extend to the limit
11. to injure (a muscle, tendon, ligament, etc.) by means of a strain or sprain
12. (trans.) often followed by “out” to make do with (limited resources) 
13. (trans.) (informal) . to expand or elaborate (a story, etc.) beyond what is credible or acceptable
14. (trans.) often passive . to extend, as to the limit of one's abilities or talents
15. (archaic or slang) . to hang or be hanged by the neck
16. the act of stretching or state of being stretched
17. a large or continuous expanse or distance 
18. extent in time, length, area, etc.
19. capacity for being stretched, as in some garments
20. (horse racing) . the section or sections of a racecourse that are straight, especially the final straight section leading to the finishing line
21. (slang) a term of imprisonment

At a stretch
A nap
In the shadow
Can be
A leisurely stretch

A good stretch is needed
For supple muscles and satisfaction
Prior to another nap

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