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stretch out

A reduction in the delivery rate specified for a program without a reduction in the total quantity to be delivered.
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Verb1.stretch out - extend or stretch out to a greater or the full lengthstretch 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"
change form, change shape, deform - assume a different shape or form
extend - open or straighten out; unbend; "Can we extend the legs of this dining table?"
2.stretch out - lie down comfortably; "To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass"
lie down, lie - assume a reclining position; "lie down on the bed until you feel better"
3.stretch out - thrust or extend outstretch out - 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"
4.stretch out - extend one's body or limbs; "Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
5.stretch out - stretch (the neck) so as to see better; "The women craned their necks to see the President drive by"
stretch, extend - extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head"
Translations
يَمُدُّ يَدَه أو جِسْمَه
natáhnout
nyújtózkodik
teygja fram
uzatmak

w>stretch out

vt sep arms, wings, blanketausbreiten; leg, handausstrecken; footvorstrecken; ropespannen; meeting, discussion, essay, storyausdehnen; to stretch oneself out (on the ground)sich auf den Boden legen
visich strecken; (inf: = lie down) → sich hinlegen; (countryside)sich ausbreiten; (in time) → sich erstrecken, sich hinziehen (→ over über +acc); her arm stretched outsie streckte den Arm aus; he stretched out on the beder legte sich (ausgestreckt) aufs Bett

stretch

(stretʃ) verb
1. to make or become longer or wider especially by pulling or by being pulled. She stretched the piece of elastic to its fullest extent; His scarf was so long that it could stretch right across the room; This material stretches; The dog yawned and stretched (itself); He stretched (his arm/hand) up as far as he could, but still could not reach the shelf; Ask someone to pass you the jam instead of stretching across the table for it.
2. (of land etc) to extend. The plain stretched ahead of them for miles.
noun
1. an act of stretching or state of being stretched. He got out of bed and had a good stretch.
2. a continuous extent, of eg a type of country, or of time. a pretty stretch of country; a stretch of bad road; a stretch of twenty years.
ˈstretcher noun
a light folding bed with handles for carrying the sick or wounded. The injured man was carried to the ambulance on a stretcher.
ˈstretchy adjective
(of materials etc) able to stretch. a stretchy bathing-costume.
at a stretch
continuously. He can't work for more than three hours at a stretch.
be at full stretch
to be using all one's powers, energy etc to the limit in doing something.
stretch one's legs
to go for a walk for the sake of exercise. I need to stretch my legs.
stretch out
in moving the body, to straighten or extend. She stretched out a hand for the child to hold; He stretched (himself) out on the bed.
References in classic literature ?
You'd see a muddy sow and a litter of pigs come lazying along the street and whollop herself right down in the way, where folks had to walk around her, and she'd stretch out and shut her eyes and wave her ears whilst the pigs was milking her, and look as happy as if she was on salary.
For most of the Dodgers players, the six-plus weeks they spend in spring training is necessary only to stretch out their arms and legs and get ready for the real games.
Favorably, the company's broad program base will somewhat protect financial results from the impact of individual program cancellations or stretch outs.