Definitions

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  • adj. Stretched upwards.

Etymologies

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up- +‎ stretched

Examples

  • They turned and pulled up behind them what appeared to be a lightweight metal stretcher, which in turn was being pushed carefully from below by two other men, arms upstretched to keep their load as level as possible.

    The Priest

  • The elderly maid with the grey hair and the small pinched mouth eased the gown carefully up over Mrs Van Rydock's upstretched arms.

    Twin Moons

  • I felt as if I were balancing a plate on one upstretched arm.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cancer Book

  • Ginny walked up to her and put her hands against Myra's upstretched palms.

    MORE FROM GINNY BATES: LESBIANS HAVING BABIES

  • She lies on her back, holding the baby overhead and flies the baby back and forth in her upstretched arms.

    Baby, Baby

  • Clothed in his boxer's garb, his arms forever upstretched in jubilation and triumph, Rocky Balboa had laid claim to the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art once again.

    Yo, Adrian! Is This Art?

  • The biggest ruckus occurred when Jesse Jackson walked into the corral set aside for the media and hundreds started moving with cameras outstretched, upstretched, and flashing on and off.

    Dal LaMagna: Thousands Protest in D.C...

  • Hands upstretched and Singing at the top of her lungs.

    Touchdown

  • Too many people are just doing the upstretched hands.

    Touchdown

  • Another I like is a goose, all done in silver, who stands with her neck upstretched, hissing in alarm.

    'Lavinia'

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