outstretch

verb out·stretch \ ˌau̇t-ˈstrech \

Definition of outstretch

transitive verb
:to stretch out :extend

Examples of outstretch in a Sentence

  1. the dog had outstretched his legs and was lying across the width of the doorway

  2. having outstretched our lunch break beyond all reason, we reluctantly headed back to work

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First Known Use of outstretch

15th century

outstretch Synonyms

Synonyms
expand, extend, fan (out), flare (out), outspread, open, spread (out), stretch (out), unfold, unfurl
Antonyms
close, contract, fold
Related Words
overspread
Near Antonyms
compact, compress, condense, reduce


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