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verb

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as in to exaggerate
to add to the interest of by including made-up details it was stretching the truth to say she'd been in the movies: she was once an extra whose scene was cut in the final version

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as in to pull
to injure by overuse, misuse, or pressure I stretched a back muscle, and the pain is killing me

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as in to lengthen
to make longer the time it would take to fix the car got stretched from three hours to two days when the part we needed had to be ordered

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as in to tighten
to draw tight if the canvas isn't properly stretched over the frame, there will be sagging over time

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adjective

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“Stretch.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stretch. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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