使变大 / 变松
to make sth longer, wider or looser, for example by pulling it; to become longer, etc. in this way
Is there any way of stretching shoes?
This sweater has stretched.
to become bigger or longer when you pull it and return to its original shape when you stop
The jeans stretch to provide a perfect fit.
to pull sth so that it is smooth and tight
Stretch the fabric tightly over the frame.
Make sure that the rope is stretched tight.
to put your arms or legs out straight and contract your muscles
He stretched and yawned lazily.
The exercises are designed to stretch and tone your leg muscles.
reach with arm
to put out an arm or a leg in order to reach sth
She stretched across the table for the butter.
I stretched out a hand and picked up the book.
to spread over an area of land
Fields and hills stretched out as far as we could see.
to continue over a period of time
The town's history stretches back to before 1500.
The talks look set to stretch into a second week.
used in negative sentences and questions about an amount of money
to be enough to buy or pay for sth
I need a new car, but my savings won't stretch to it.
to make use of a lot of your money, supplies, time, etc.
The influx of refugees has stretched the country's resources to the limit .
We can't take on any more work─we're fully stretched as it is.
to make use of all sb's skill, intelligence, etc.
I need a job that will stretch me.
to use sth in a way that would not normally be considered fair, acceptable, etc.
He admitted that he had maybe stretched the truth a little (= not been completely honest) .
The play's plot stretches credulity to the limit .
to go for a short walk after sitting for some time
It was good to get out of the car and stretch our legs.
to allow or do sth that is not usually acceptable, especially because of a particular situation
to change the rules to suit a particular person or situation
to lie down, usually in order to relax or sleep
He stretched himself out on the sofa and fell asleep.
area of land/water
an area of land or water, especially a long one
an unspoilt stretch of coastline
a particularly dangerous stretch of road
You rarely see boats on this stretch of the river.
period of time
a continuous period of time
They worked in four-hour stretches.
She used to read for hours at a stretch (= without stopping) .
a period of time that sb spends in prison
He did a ten-year stretch for fraud.
an act of stretching out your arms or legs or your body and contracting the muscles; the state of being stretched
We got out of the car and had a good stretch .
Only do these more difficult stretches when you are warmed up.
Stay in this position and feel the stretch in your legs.
the ability to be made longer or wider without breaking or tearing
You need a material with plenty of stretch in it.
a straight part at the end of a racing track
the finishing/home stretch
The campaign has entered its final stretch.
using as much energy as possible, or the greatest possible amount of supplies
Fire crews have been operating at full stretch.
used to say strongly that sth is not true, even if you try to imagine or believe it
She could not, by any stretch of the imagination, be called beautiful.
the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
extension to or beyond the ordinary limit
- running at full stretch
- by no stretch of the imagination
- beyond any stretch of his understanding
exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent
a straightaway section of a racetrack
the capacity for being stretched
a large and unbroken expanse or distance
- a stretch of highway
- a stretch of clear water
an unbroken period of time during which you do something
- there were stretches of boredom
- he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary
extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body
- Stretch your legs!
- Extend your right arm above your head
extend one's body or limbs
- Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours
近义词: stretch out
increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance
- stretch the soup by adding some more cream
- extend the casserole with a little rice
become longer by being stretched and pulled
- The fabric stretches
make long or longer by pulling and stretching
- stretch the fabric
corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance;often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
- adulterate liquor
extend the scope or meaning of;often unduly
- Stretch the limits
- stretch my patience
- stretch the imagination
pull in opposite directions
- During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack
lie down comfortably
- To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass
近义词: stretch out
extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length
- Unfold the newspaper
- stretch out that piece of cloth
- extend the TV antenna
近义词: unfold,stretch out,extend
occupy a large, elongated area
- The park stretched beneath the train line
近义词: stretch along
- stretch hosiery