Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb stretch_out

5 senses of stretch out

Sense 1
unfold, stretch, stretch out, extend -- (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 shape, change form, deform -- (assume a different shape or form)

Sense 2
stretch, 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")

Sense 3
exsert, stretch out, put out, extend, hold out, stretch forth -- (thrust or extend out; "He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand"; "the bee exserted its sting")
       => gesticulate, gesture, motion -- (show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave")

Sense 4
stretch, 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")

Sense 5
crane, 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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