stretch forth


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Verb1.stretch forth - thrust or extend outstretch forth - thrust or extend out; "He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand"; "the bee exserted its sting"
hyperextend - extend a joint beyond its normal range; "Don't hyperextend your elbow"
gesticulate, gesture, motion - show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave"
References in classic literature ?
In that blessed age all things were in common; to win the daily food no labour was required of any save to stretch forth his hand and gather it from the sturdy oaks that stood generously inviting him with their sweet ripe fruit.
She tried to go toward the window for air, but she could only stretch forth her arms; her legs failed her, and she sank into an armchair.
For example, after the 1792-1800 successful slave insurrection in Haiti, it was declared: "Thus doth Ethiopia begin to stretch forth her hand, from the sink of slavery, to freedom and equality" (Dread History, undated).