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  • adj. extended or stretched out
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of outstretch.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. fully extended especially in length


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  • For example, five in Russian is piat, and the word for outstretched hand is piast.


  • You can buy a Japanese rescue-mecha: it's 10m wide with its arms fully outstretched, is powered by an onboard water-cooled three cylinder direct injection diesel engine, has a maximum speed of 3Km/h, and carries seven 680,000-pixel CCD cameras with a separate monitor for each camera.

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  • With a quick catch and lift, he passed Michael up and into unseen hands outstretched from the iron wall of the ship, and paddled ahead to an open cargo port.

    Chapter 2

  • The tread of Mr. Mullen was heard softly on the staircase, and he entered with his hand outstretched from the starched cuff that showed beneath the sleeve of his black broadcloth coat.

    The Miller of Old Church

  • The only obvious religious imagery in the film is the Christ-like pose of a man falling backwards with his arms outstretched, which is thanks to physiology as much as to religious symbolism.

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  • As they gave the answer, they recalled their outstretched hands; and where their figures had been, there the Bells were.

    The Chimes

  • I think Salem and I just always wanted to have fun and have a big project, unapologetically with both hands outstretched, which is why we'll always get along.

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  • Kneeling with the sword outstretched and his legs spread for balance, Bek heard the explosion of an ice floe beneath them, and a massive piece, propelled from the water's surface like a projec - tile, just missed the underside of their hull before falling back into the sea.

    Ilse Witch

  • Every shot of Jet Li or Jet Li’s foe floating softly along a cable with his sword outstretched looked utterly ridiculous and was bound to be meet a parry and counter thrust and then on and on, as if they didn’t want to kill each other.

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  • Astronomers think the red light is really a gas cloud, near the pulsar, called RCW 89, being energized by the "outstretched" fingers created by the PSR B1509-58 nebula.

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