the stretch

Definition of the stretch

  1. :  the final straight part of a racecourse before the finish line the horses are in the (final) stretch —often used figuratively She's in the final stretch. The baby's due next month. They will wind up the season with a winning record having won some crucial games down the stretch.

Word by Word Definitions

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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