stretch out

stretch out
Synonyms and related words:
adjourn, be lengthy, be prolonged, belong, carry, carry out, chatter, continue, cover, crane, dawdle, defer, delay, drag out, draw, draw out, dwell on, elongate, encompass, environ, extend, extend out, fill out, go, go out, hang fire, hang up, hold, hold off, hold over, hold up, lay aside, lay by, lay over, lengthen, lengthen out, let out, lie, lie down, linger on, never finish, outdistance, outlie, outrange, outreach, outstretch, pad, perorate, pigeonhole, postpone, procrastinate, produce, prolong, prolongate, prorogate, prorogue, protract, pull, push aside, put aside, put off, put on ice, range, range out, reach, reach out, recess, recline, repose, reserve, run, run out, set aside, set by, shelve, shift off, sleep on, span, speak at length, spin out, sprawl, spread, stand on tiptoes, stand over, stave off, stay, straddle, straggle, strain, stretch, string out, surround, suspend, sweep, table, take a recess, take in, tauten, temporize, tense, thrust out, tighten, waive

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • Stretch out — Stretch Stretch, v. i. 1. To be extended; to be drawn out in length or in breadth, or both; to spread; to reach; as, the iron road stretches across the continent; the lake stretches over fifty square miles. [1913 Webster] As far as stretcheth any …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stretch–out — n: a labor practice in which workers are required to do extra work with slight or no additional pay Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • stretch-out — (strĕchʹout ) n. 1. a. The act of stretching out. b. The condition of being stretched out. c. An extension or prolongation, such as the time required for paying a debt. 2. An increase in the work required of industrial workers without a… …   Universalium

  • stretch out — index deploy, expand, extend (enlarge), spread Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • stretch-out — stretch′ out n. 1) a deliberate extension of time for meeting a production quota 2) bus a method of labor management by which employees do additional work, often without an increase in wages • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • stretch|out — «STREHCH OWT», noun, adjective. –n. Informal. 1. a postponement, especially of the date for filling defense orders: »Such cuts might take the form of a stretchout of defense goals so that their cost might be distributed over a longer period (New… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stretch out — verb 1. extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length (Freq. 2) Unfold the newspaper stretch out that piece of cloth extend the TV antenna • Syn: ↑unfold, ↑stretch, ↑extend …   Useful english dictionary

  • stretch out — phrasal verb Word forms stretch out : present tense I/you/we/they stretch out he/she/it stretches out present participle stretching out past tense stretched out past participle stretched out 1) [intransitive/transitive] to lie down, usually in… …   English dictionary

  • stretch out — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you stretch out or stretch yourself out, you lie with your legs and body in a straight line. [V P adv/prep] The jacuzzi was too small to stretch out in... [V pron refl P prep/adv] Moira stretched herself out on the lower bench …   English dictionary

  • stretch out — v. (D; tr.) to stretch out to (she stretched her hand out to us in friendship) * * * [ stretʃ aʊt] (D; tr.) to stretch out to (she stretched her hand out to us in friendship) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • stretch out — phr verb Stretch out is used with these nouns as the object: ↑arm, ↑finger, ↑leg …   Collocations dictionary