Definition of outstretch
: to stretch out : extend
Examples of outstretch in a Sentence
the dog had outstretched his legs and was lying across the width of the doorway
having outstretched our lunch break beyond all reason, we reluctantly headed back to work
Recent Examples of outstretch from the Web
A year and a half ago … an American president landed in Havana to outstretch his hand to a regime.
In one iconic photo that exemplifies their friendship, Obama sits on a bench while Merkel stands in front of him with her arms outstretched in deep conversation -- with the German Alps in the background.
Roca ties for second on vault Hinsdale Central junior Alex Roca exploded from the spring onto the vault, somersaulted and landed true, then lifted both arms with index fingers outstretched in a No. 1 fashion.
Each miniature flame pauses in climbing position with its legs outstretched, believing itself invisible.
A few hours later, his three older children sat with their legs outstretched in an ice rink locker room as two of the sponsors hunched over them, lacing skates.
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