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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of stretch.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. extended or spread over a wide area or distance
  • adj. (of muscles) relieved of stiffness by stretching


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  • The latest of six Toyodas to run the company since it was established in 1937, Akio outlined bold, specific steps to reverse what he described as a stretched expansion that had weakened Toyota's traditional strengths.

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  • “Somebody or something just takes him away, and there’s nothing—” the word stretched into a moan “—nothing we can do.”

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  • The men around me were a horror: walking corpses of skin stretched tight over bone; sunken eyes and cheeks making their faces show too much of the skull beneath.

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  • If the lady is not out of shape then it is only age that made the elbow and other skin stretched out.

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  • For this I was criticized by those who appreciate the combination of firearms, streetwalker fashion, and boob-skin stretched to the absolute limits of elasticity.

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  • This is a remnant of the ancient Forest of Caledon that is reputed to have once stretched from the Beauly Firth to the Argyll coast.

    Country diary: Glen Strathfarrar

  • A single steel column in the center of the room stretched from the floor to the ceiling, intersecting the catwalk.

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  • After Messrs. Vizzi and Baker took turns vacuuming our dryer's innards ( "That's a lot of lint," Mr. Baker confided, "almost one of the worst."), Mr. Vizzi inspected and removed the ventilation tube that stretched from the back of the dryer, through a hole in the wall, along the maid's room bathroom ceiling and out the back window.

    25 Years' Worth of Lint

  • A member of the same family as minks, skunks and badgers, it was assumed that their numbers would rise fairly quickly, and that they would recolonize a range that once stretched from the southern tip of Baja California to the Canadian border.

    Julie Packard: Saving Sea Otters, Saving Ourselves

  • The six-month result fell in the lower end of analysts 'forecasts, which stretched from a low of HK$400 million to a high of HK$3 billion due to widely varied estimates for hedge gains.

    Cathay Pacific swings to profit; recovery uncertain


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