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at a stretch

Definition of at a stretch

  1. :  at one time without stopping <She can sit and read for hours at a stretch.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to extend (as one's limbs or body) in a reclining position

    :  to reach out :  extend

    :  to extend in length

  1. :  an exercise of something (as the understanding or the imagination) beyond ordinary or normal limits

    :  an extension of the scope or application of something

    :  the extent to which something may be stretched

  1. :  easily stretched :  elastic

    :  longer than the standard size

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a sculptured or ornamented band

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