stretches 1 of 2

plural of stretch
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as in ranges
the distance or extent between possible extremes the stories were written over a considerable stretch of time

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stretches

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verb

present tense third-person singular of stretch
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as in pulls
to injure by overuse, misuse, or pressure I stretched a back muscle, and the pain is killing me

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

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“Stretches.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stretches. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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