Definition of the stretch
- the horses are in the (final) stretch
- 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.
: to extend (one's limbs, one's body, etc.) in a reclining position
: to reach out : extend
: to extend in length
: 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
: easily stretched : elastic
: longer than the standard size
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