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  • v. To lie fully extended
  • v. To fully extend a part of the body.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. an order to rowers to extend themselves forward in dipping the oar.

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

  • v. extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length
  • v. thrust or extend out
  • v. lie down comfortably
  • v. stretch (the neck) so as to see better
  • v. extend one's body or limbs


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  • Cattle graze beneath the apples while their cowhands stretch out in the shade and sleep.


  • The presence of so much magical talent on the far end of the call meant that at times the lag could stretch out between Chicago and Edinburgh, the headquarters of the White Council of Wizardry.

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  • Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path.

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  • Hammocks would be handed out, busy intersections closed for pedestrians to stretch out and take a nap, yoga teachers enlisted for supervision of supine and prone meditators, all putting out of their slackened and refreshed minds the dread prospect of the inevitable National Standup Date.

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  • SIZE UP AND STRETCH Keep in mind that denim even without a touch of stretch or Lycra in the fabric will loosen up and stretch out over time.

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  • "You'll get a crick in your neck, Onro," remarked Helva as she saw him stretch out his long legs and scrunch down in the pilot chair for a catnap.

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  • He wasmercifully grateful that finally he was permitted to stretch out on a bed, feel furs pulled over his shoulders, and he could give in to the sleep he craved.

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  • The population here must be thin, and I see no passengers on these roads: they stretch out east, west, north, and south-white, broad, lonely; they are all cut in the moor, and the heather grows deep and wild to their very verge.

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  • I long to stretch out beneath the ermine blanket and dream my queenly dreams.

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  • He wiggled his fingers, occasionally bent forward to stretch out his calves and thighs, or reached overhead with one hand to touch the other shoulder, stretching bi- and triceps.

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