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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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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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"
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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
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(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.
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.
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However, the lively surface meant the son of Danehill was just asked to stretch out with stablemate Stream Of Gold and the pair barely went at more than a steady canter for seven furlongs.
Wake up late, especially in the hot summer, l like to stretch out, eat breakfast, get caffeinated as a tit mouse, play music, and then go skate or surf.
This arrangement allowed Fleet to stretch out the recognition of goodwill over a four-year period instead of recognizing it all up front.