at full stretch

Definition of at full stretch

British, informal

  1. :  with as much effort as possible The medical team worked at full stretch.

Word by Word Definitions

fullplay
  1. :  containing as much or as many as is possible or normal

    :  complete especially in detail, number, or duration

    :  lacking restraint, check, or qualification

  1. :  very, extremely

    :  entirely

    :  straight, squarely

  1. :  the highest or fullest state or degree

    :  the utmost extent

  1. :  to become full

    :  to make full in sewing

  1. :  to shrink and thicken (woolen cloth) by moistening, heating, and pressing

stretchplay
  1. :  to extend (one's limbs, one's body, etc.) in a reclining position

    :  to reach out :  extend

    :  to extend in length

  1. :  an exercise of something (such 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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