stretch

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈstrɛtʃ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/strɛtʃ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(strech)


stretch
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Sense: Verb: extend or tauten
Synonyms:
lengthen, elongate, extend , pull , straighten out, draw out, widen , make sth taut, tauten
Antonyms:
cut , cut off, let go, reduce , shorten, contort, abbreviate, draw in, detract, narrow , cut down, wind
Sense: Verb: become longer
Synonyms:
grow , expand , swell , be extended, extend
Antonyms:
contract , shrink , wane , relax , slacken, shrivel, diminish , wither , wrinkle , dwindle
Sense: Verb: occupy space
Synonyms:
extend , range , spread , occupy , reach , expand , cover , go on
Sense: Verb: exaggerate
Synonyms:
exaggerate, stretch the limits of, embellish, hyperbolize, hyperbolise (UK), string out, overdo, take sth to the extreme
Sense: Verb: test to extremes
Synonyms:
try , test , strain , tax , push , push the limits of, stretch the limits of, put demands on, put a strain on, push sth/sb too far
Sense: Verb: last
Synonyms:
last , go on , carry on, reach , extend , last out
Sense: Verb: afford - followed by 'to', informal
Synonyms:
afford , be able to afford, have enough money for, have the money for, be able to buy
Sense: Noun: expanse
Synonyms:
expanse, distance , length , spread , span , breadth, space , section , part
Sense: Noun: exaggeration - informal
Synonyms:
exaggeration, hyperbole, overstatement, bit of a stretch (informal), bit much (informal)
Sense: Noun: period of time
Synonyms:
while, bit , spell , term , length

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