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stretched

verb
past tense of stretch

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1 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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2 to injure by overuse, misuse, or pressure
  • I stretched a back muscle, and the pain is killing me

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3 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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4 to subject (a personal quality or faculty) to often excessive stress
  • your whining is stretching my patience to the limit

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5 to draw tight
  • if the canvas isn't properly stretched over the frame, there will be sagging over time

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