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outstretch

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of outstretch

  1. 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, open, spread (out), stretch (out), unfold, unfurlRelated Words overspreadNear Antonyms compact, compress, condense, reduceAntonyms close, contract, fold

  2. 2 to make longer <having outstretched our lunch break beyond all reason, we reluctantly headed back to work> Synonyms drag (out), draw out, elongate, lengthen, extend, prolong, protract, stretchRelated Words amplify, enlarge, expand, increase; attenuate, thinNear Antonyms decrease, diminish, lessen, reduce; thickenAntonyms abbreviate, abridge, curtail, cut, cut back, shorten




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