stretch out


  • The tiger stretches out in his cage with his friend the dog
    The tiger stretches out in his cage with his friend the dog
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v stretch out thrust or extend out "He held out his hand","point a finger","extend a hand","the bee exserted its sting"
    • v stretch out stretch (the neck) so as to see better "The women craned their necks to see the President drive by"
    • v stretch out extend one's body or limbs "Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours"
    • v stretch out lie down comfortably "To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass"
    • v stretch out extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length "Unfold the newspaper","stretch out that piece of cloth","extend the TV antenna"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If you took a standard slinky and stretched it out it would measure 87 feet.
    • Stretch out an order to rowers to extend themselves forward in dipping the oar.
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  • Albert Camus
    “Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.”
  • Irish Toast
    Irish Toast
    “In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want.”


In literature:

The child recognizing them ran screaming toward them, his hands out-stretched, crying out their names.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
The child links the two larger figures together, by stretching out a hand to each.
"Correggio" by Estelle M. Hurll
And opposite to the windows, on an Oriental rug, the long figure of Claude Heath was stretched out.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
Eighteenth week, desire shown by stretching out arms (247).
"The Mind of the Child, Part II" by W. Preyer
Almost timidly he stretched out his withered and cramped hand to lay it upon her head.
"Cobwebs and Cables" by Hesba Stretton
Jack had taken a rupee from his pocket and stretched out his hand to drop it into the bowl.
"Jack Haydon's Quest" by John Finnemore
Lying stretched out she uttered one sharp cry after another.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
With an instinctive gesture she stretched out her hand as if to give Artois the touch he longed for.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
She unclasped it, and stretched out toward him a wet, pink palm.
"Tiverton Tales" by Alice Brown
One glance and he stretched out his hand.
"The Secret of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White

In poetry:

I am so young, so young,
And the years stretch out so long,
The weeks and the months so endless;
The long life does me wrong.
"What She Said" by Katharine Tynan
Until one tops the road crest.
Turns, sees the city lie
Long stretched out in bright sparkles of gratefullest
Homecalling array.
"Darkness Has Cheating Swiftness" by Ivor Gurney
Yet, crossed that weary river,
In some ulterior land,
Or anywhere, or ever,
Will she stretch out a hand?
And will she understand?
"Vanitas" by Ernest Christopher Dowson
Dear Lord! behold our sore distress;
Our sins attempt to reign;
Stretch out thine arm of conquering grace,
And let thy foes be slain.
"Hymn 163" by Isaac Watts
For in the air all lovers meet
After they've hated out their love;
Love's but the echo of retreat
Caught by the sunbeam stretched above
"The Paradigm" by Allen Tate
He stretches out his hand as if to grasp
The laurel, but they cry—
Not yet shall this thy furrow'd brows enclasp,
Wait, wait until thou die.
"One of The Four In Song" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

If things had worked out differently, Devoe Joseph would have been Minnesota's starting guard during a critical stretch for the Gophers in the Big Ten, replacing the injured Al Nolen.
Guided By Voices Stretch Out on 'She Lives in an Airport' – Song Premiere.
The Alabama Department of Public Safety has dubbed a stretch of Alabama highway 21 just north of Atmore as an accident " hot spot " this week and has laid out a plan for monitoring traffic in the area.
What can I do to insure that the foods prepared will be safe, especially since the meal usually stretches out for the entire day.
The westbound entry ramp that stretches out past Petiti's Garden Center was still being paved back in October.
No one has ever swept the horizontals in meet history and no one has ever stretched the tape out to 25 feet in the LJ.
Joe told me to stretch out my legs in front of me.
In a crisis, the highway seems to stretch out forever.
Leg stretching work out plans are of utmost importance to strengthen your height.
MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE SENIOR Maddy Boston stretches out to reach the ball during last Wednesday's game against Keene State.
These money-saving offers are harder to find, but the ones that are out there can really help stretch your budget.
Late one Friday afternoon, out on a seemingly endless stretch of 820 – are we in Hurst.
Bruins Stretch It Out At Dance Studio.
Ways to Stretch Out at Work.
Trying to carry out improvements during Parliament 's vacation periods would stretch the work to at least 10 years, he said.

In science:

If brane-antibrane pairs have to be created to stretch out and affect the test quantum then we need energy to create such pairs.
The quantum structure of black holes
We do not have a good picture of what it means for branes ‘to stretch out and touch’ the test quantum.
The quantum structure of black holes
When a polymer solution is sub ject to shear, the polymers stretch out.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
The strong magnetic fields lead to a second acceleration stage, where after the primary outflow stretches magnetic field lines, the field lines reconnect and accelerate small amount of mass to very high speeds.
Interpreting a Dwarf Nova Eruption as Magnetic Flare Activity
In that extremely influential paper, Blandford and Zna jek pointed out that a magnetic fieldline stretching from infinity to deep inside a rotating black hole’s ergosphere can readily transport energy from the black hole outward.
General Relativistic MHD Jets