Synonyms and Antonyms of outstretch

  1. 1 to arrange the parts of (something) over a wider area the dog had outstretched his legs and was lying across the width of the doorway Synonyms expand, extend, fan (out), flare (out), outspread, open, spread (out), stretch (out), unfold, unfurlRelated Words overspreadNear Antonyms compact, compress, condense, reduceAntonyms close, contract, fold

  2. 2 to make longer having outstretched our lunch break beyond all reason, we reluctantly headed back to work Synonyms drag (out), draw out, elongate, lengthen, extend, prolong, protract, stretchRelated Words amplify, enlarge, expand, increase; attenuate, thinNear Antonyms decrease, diminish, lessen, reduce; thickenAntonyms abbreviate, abridge, curtail, cut, cut back, shorten

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