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  • adj. stretched to full extent

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Examples

  • She descends from the top like gymnast might; a fearless, high speed, full-stretch descent containing multiple release catches and proper toe point.

    Matthew Yglesias » Iceland Bans Strip Clubs

  • The back has him at third base, reaching into the air to make a full-stretch grab.

    David Wright's Victory Shirt

  • The near run-out of Jonathan Trott who saved himself on 46 with a full-stretch dive, and the run-out of Phillip Hughes who did not dive, the throw from Mr. Trott gathered up by Prior in front of the stumps to save a fraction of a second.

    England Retains the Ashes

  • There was a crash behind me, and when I twisted to face it, Neubauer, having destroyed the card table with his full-stretch lunge, was crawling across the floor toward his wife.

    Hi-Ya!

  • Roddick made a number of acrobatic saves and full-stretch dives, but couldn't hurt Rusedski, who fed off the crowd support, shouting and pumping himself up.

    USATODAY.com - Kafelnikov, Roddick out; Serena, Capriati advance

  • Neubauer, having destroyed the card table with his full-stretch lunge, was crawling across the floor toward his wife.

    The Beach House

  • Veasey, "Swiffy," the doctor, our rollicking interpreter M. Phineas, and myself all took turns at digging a hole for its burial; and there was plenty of laughter, because old Phineas refused to go near the horse without swathing his face in a scarf, and when wielding the pick raised it full-stretch above his head before bringing it, with slow dignity, to earth -- for all the world like a church-bell-ringer.

    Pushed and the Return Push

  • For them, too, a horse has but one pace: a full-stretch gallop.

    With Our Army in Palestine

  • The big mare, hearing the yelling, and recognising that she was once more on a race-track, suddenly caught hold of the bit, and came sweeping up the straight full-stretch, her great legs flying to and fro like pistons.

    Outback Marriage, an : a story of Australian life

  • Every thought of his soul had been set full-stretch, like a racer, on that money; well, he was brought up, in a single second, dead; and he kept his head, found his temper, and changed his plan before the others had had time to realize the disappointment.

    Treasure Island

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