outstretch


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out·stretch

 (out-strĕch′)
tr.v. out·stretched, out·stretch·ing, out·stretch·es
To stretch out; extend.

outstretch

(ˌaʊtˈstrɛtʃ)
vb (tr)
1. to extend or expand; stretch out
2. to stretch or extend beyond

out•stretch

(ˌaʊtˈstrɛtʃ)

v.t.
1. to stretch forth; extend: to outstretch one's hand.
2. to stretch out; expand: The rising population has outstretched the city.
3. to stretch beyond: His behavior outstretches my patience.
[1350–1400]
out`stretch′er, n.

outstretch


Past participle: outstretched
Gerund: outstretching

Imperative
outstretch
outstretch
Present
I outstretch
you outstretch
he/she/it outstretches
we outstretch
you outstretch
they outstretch
Preterite
I outstretched
you outstretched
he/she/it outstretched
we outstretched
you outstretched
they outstretched
Present Continuous
I am outstretching
you are outstretching
he/she/it is outstretching
we are outstretching
you are outstretching
they are outstretching
Present Perfect
I have outstretched
you have outstretched
he/she/it has outstretched
we have outstretched
you have outstretched
they have outstretched
Past Continuous
I was outstretching
you were outstretching
he/she/it was outstretching
we were outstretching
you were outstretching
they were outstretching
Past Perfect
I had outstretched
you had outstretched
he/she/it had outstretched
we had outstretched
you had outstretched
they had outstretched
Future
I will outstretch
you will outstretch
he/she/it will outstretch
we will outstretch
you will outstretch
they will outstretch
Future Perfect
I will have outstretched
you will have outstretched
he/she/it will have outstretched
we will have outstretched
you will have outstretched
they will have outstretched
Future Continuous
I will be outstretching
you will be outstretching
he/she/it will be outstretching
we will be outstretching
you will be outstretching
they will be outstretching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been outstretching
you have been outstretching
he/she/it has been outstretching
we have been outstretching
you have been outstretching
they have been outstretching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been outstretching
you will have been outstretching
he/she/it will have been outstretching
we will have been outstretching
you will have been outstretching
they will have been outstretching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been outstretching
you had been outstretching
he/she/it had been outstretching
we had been outstretching
you had been outstretching
they had been outstretching
Conditional
I would outstretch
you would outstretch
he/she/it would outstretch
we would outstretch
you would outstretch
they would outstretch
Past Conditional
I would have outstretched
you would have outstretched
he/she/it would have outstretched
we would have outstretched
you would have outstretched
they would have outstretched
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outstretch

verb
1. To extend, especially an appendage:
reach, stretch (out).
2. To move or arrange so as to cover a larger area:
expand, extend, fan (out), open (out or up), spread, stretch, unfold, unroll.
Translations

outstretch

v. extender, alargar, expandir.
References in classic literature ?
For at first he had lain outstretched on the ground, hidden and indiscernible, like those who lie in wait for swamp- game.
They ran low, neck and neck, with outstretched shields and heads held forward, as a buck runs when he is hard pressed by dogs, and no such running had been seen in the kraal Umgugundhlovu as the running of the Wolf-Brethren.
All the school- children, the singers and the firemen walked on the sidewalks, while in the middle of the street came first the custodian of the church with his halberd, then the beadle with a large cross, the teacher in charge of the boys and a sister escorting the little girls; three of the smallest ones, with curly heads, threw rose leaves into the air; the deacon with outstretched arms conducted the music; and two incense-bearers turned with each step they took toward the Holy Sacrament, which was carried by M.
One arm was hanging out of the bed; from shoulder to elbow it was moulded after the arms of Germain Pillon's "Graces,"* but the fore-arm seemed to be slightly distorted by convulsion, and the hand, so delicately formed, was resting with stiff outstretched fingers on the framework of the bed.
One man, squatting on the floor between his outstretched feet and elevating them by resting them on his knees, was violently chafing his legs.
Bare-headed in the sultry sun, Ahab stood on the bowsprit, and with one hand pushed far behind in readiness to wave his orders to the helmsman, cast his eager glance in the direction indicated aloft by the outstretched motionless arm of Daggoo.
Thou saw'st the murdered mate when tossed by pirates from the midnight deck; for hours he fell into the deeper midnight of the insatiate maw; and his murderers still sailed on unharmed --while swift lightnings shivered the neighboring ship that would have borne a righteous husband to outstretched, longing arms.
He beheld her outstretched upon the poniarded captain, her eyes closed, her beautiful bare throat covered with Phoebus's blood, at that moment of bliss when the archdeacon had imprinted on her pale lips that kiss whose burn the unhappy girl, though half dead, had felt.
Pipt, ran forward and threw herself into her husband's outstretched arms.
The black hair, the steel-gray eyes, brave and smiling, the noble features--I recognized them at once, and leaping to my feet I advanced with outstretched hand.
Suddenly the door opened and a woman in a black gown rushed in with outstretched arms.
Challenger's great eyebrows were drawn down in concentrated thought, while his huge, hairy paw closed upon the outstretched hand of his wife.