outstretch


outstretch

verb

Definition of OUTSTRETCH

1
to arrange the parts of (something) over a wider area <the dog had outstretched his legs and was lying across the width of the doorway>
Synonyms expand, extend, fan (out), flare (out), outspread, outstretch, spread (out), stretch (out), unfold, unfurl
Related Words overspread
Near Antonyms compact, compress, condense, reduce
Antonyms close, contract, fold
2
to make longer <having outstretched our lunch break beyond all reason, we reluctantly headed back to work>

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