extend oneself

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of extend oneself

: 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

extend play
  1. : to spread or stretch forth : unbend

  2. : to stretch out to fullest length

  3. : to cause (an animal, such as a horse) to move at full stride

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

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


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