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stretching

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1 the act of making longer
  • excessive stretching can cause the fabric to tear or lose its elasticity
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2 the representation of something in terms that go beyond the facts
  • your constant stretching of the truth is going to get you in trouble someday
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stretching

verb , present participle 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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