- v. 伸展；延伸；张开；夸大
- n. 伸展；张开；弹性；一段时间；<俚>刑期
- adj. 可伸缩的
- vt. & vi. 伸展; 拉紧 make wider, longer or tighter, by pulling
- vt. & vi. 延伸 extend
- [S] 伸展,延伸,延续 act of stretching
- [C] 一段时间,一段路程,一段水域 continuous period of time; a level area or section of land or water
a large and unbroken expanse or distance;
"a stretch of highway"
"a stretch of clear water"
the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
a straightaway section of a racetrack
exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent
extension to or beyond the ordinary limit;
"running at full stretch"
"by no stretch of the imagination"
"beyond any stretch of his understanding"
an unbroken period of time during which you do something;
"there were stretches of boredom"
"he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary"
the capacity for being stretched
having an elongated seating area;
"a stretch limousine"
occupy a large, elongated area;
"The park stretched beneath the train line"
extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body;
"Stretch your legs!"
"Extend your right arm above your head"
extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length;
"Unfold the newspaper"
"stretch out that piece of cloth"
"extend the TV antenna"
become longer by being stretched and pulled;
"The fabric stretches"
make long or longer by pulling and stretching;
"stretch the fabric"
lie down comfortably;
"To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass"
pull in opposite directions;
"During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack"
extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly;
"Stretch the limits"
"stretch my patience"
"stretch the imagination"
corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones;
increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance;
"stretch the soup by adding some more cream"
"extend the casserole with a little rice"
extend one's body or limbs;
"Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours"
- Vast meadows stretch to the east.
- She stretched across the table for the butter.
- The landscape seemed to stretch into infinity.
- Feeling intense fellowship with all human beings, she wished to throw herself into their arms, thinking that they would stretch them out to receive her.
- The strong boles stretch hundreds and thousands of tress towards the rising sun.The blossoms on the branches joggling with the breeze, like numerous colorful umbrellas spreaded.
- Don not stretch the truth.
- I got out of the bed and had a good stretch.
- With a stretch of his arm, he reached the shelf.
- You need a material with plenty of stretch in it.
- She worked for six hours at a stretch.
- Rubber stretches easily.
- My wool coat stretched when I washed it.
- The sea stretches as far as the horizon and beyond.
- The road stretches uphill at a steep slope.
- He rose and stretched himself.
- Can you stretch it and make it longer?
- The bird stretched its wings.
- They will have to stretch their intelligence to solve the problem.
- You stretched my patience.
- To say he was ill was stretching the truth—he was merely drunk.
- A rope was stretched between the poles.
- He had a good stretch on the bed.
- I am unable to work for long stretches.
- I see nothing but a small stretch of road immediately ahead.
- stretch for (v.+prep.)
延伸 spread out
stretch for sth
The forests stretch for hundreds of miles.
- stretch it a bit
言过其实,说过了头 make an overstatement
- stretch legs
散散步 go out for a walk
stretch one's legs
You should stretch your legs to relax a little.
When the train stopped at the station, some of the passengers would get down to the platform to stretch their legs.
- stretch out (v.+adv.)
满足需要 be sufficient to cover one's needs
You can enjoy the extraordinary sight unbroken cloud plains that stretch out before you.
你可以欣赏展现于面前一望无边的奇特云海。stretch sth ⇔ out
He stretched out his arms and embraced me tightly.
The moment the girl saw the pretty doll she stretched out her hands for it.
Two extra people are coming for dinner.Will the food stretch out?
又有两个人要来吃饭,饭菜够吃吗?stretch sth ⇔ out
I don't think we can stretch out the fuel to the end of this week, so you'd better go and get some more.
- stretch over (v.+prep.)
stretch over sth
Their friendship stretched over scores of years.
- stretch a point
作牵强附会地说明 make a far fetched interpretationIt's stretching a point to say the book is important just because it is written by a well-known author.因为是一位著名作家写的书就把它说成是重要的,这未免有些牵强了。
- stretch to (v.+prep.)
拉长到 draw to
stretch sth to sth
You're stretching my patience to the limit.
I stretched that piece of elastic to its fullest extent.
- stretch casually 漫不经心地伸展
- stretch consciously 自觉地伸展
- stretch incessantly 不断地伸展
- stretch moderately 适度地伸展
- stretch away 延伸得很远
- stretch away for hundreds of miles (森林)绵延数百英里
- stretch out 伸出,延长,拖长
- stretch oneself out on the lawn 直躺在草地上
Distinguish between the arbitrary stretch, and the legal exertion, of prerogative.出自： W. Blackstone
Voltages which cannot, by any stretch of the imagination, be called lethal.出自：Practical Wireless
He..stretched himself in the nearest deck-chair.出自： K. A. Porter
He looked forward to stretching out his limbsscramped by last night in the train.出自： E. Bowen
- ☆ 直接源自古英语的streccan；最初源自原始日耳曼语的strakjanan，意为伸展，延展。