extend oneself

Definition of extend oneself

  1. :  to do things that require effort She's always willing to extend herself for others. an actor who extends himself by choosing difficult roles

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to spread or stretch forth :  unbend

    :  to stretch out to fullest length

    :  to cause (as a horse) to move at full stride

  1. :  one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self

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