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stretch·y

 (strĕch′ē)
adj. stretch·i·er, stretch·i·est
1. Capable of being stretched: a stretchy fabric.
2. Tending to stretch excessively.

stretchy

(ˈstrɛtʃɪ)
adj, stretchier or stretchiest
characterized by elasticity
ˈstretchiness n

stretch•y

(ˈstrɛtʃ i)

adj. stretch•i•er, stretch•i•est.
1. stretching unduly.
2. elastic; stretchable.
[1850–55]
stretch′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stretchy - capable of being easily stretched and resuming former size or shape
elastic - capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy; "an elastic band"; "a youthful and elastic walk"
Translations
مَرِن، مَطوطمَطَّاط
elastickýpružný
elastisk
venyvä
rastezljiv
teygju-, sem er meî teygju
伸びる
신축성 있는
elastický
elastisk
ซึ่งยืดหยุ่นได้
esnekelâstikî
co giãn

stretchy

[ˈstretʃɪ] ADJelástico

stretchy

[ˈstrɛtʃi] adj [material] → élastique

stretchy

adj (+er)elastisch, dehnbar

stretchy

[ˈstrɛtʃɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fabric) → elastico/a

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.

stretchy

مَطَّاط pružný elastisk dehnbar ελαστικός elástico venyvä élastique rastezljiv elastico 伸びる 신축성 있는 elastisch elastisk rozciągliwy esticável тянущийся elastisk ซึ่งยืดหยุ่นได้ esnek co giãn 有弹性的
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