Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun stretching

2 senses of stretching

Sense 1
stretching -- (act of expanding by lengthening or widening)
       => expansion, enlargement -- (the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope)

Sense 2
stretch, stretching -- (exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent)
       => exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout -- (the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit; "the doctor recommended regular exercise"; "he did some exercising"; "the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit")

Antonyms of verb stretch

1 of 11 senses of stretch

Sense 4
stretch -- (become longer by being stretched and pulled; "The fabric stretches")
       Antonym of shrink (Sense 4)
      => shrink, contract -- (become smaller or draw together; "The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank")

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

11 senses of stretch

Sense 1
stretch, stretch along -- (occupy a large, elongated area; "The park stretched beneath the train line")
       => be -- (occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?")

Sense 2
stretch, extend -- (extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head")
       => tense, strain, tense up -- (cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious; "he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up")

Sense 3
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 4
stretch -- (become longer by being stretched and pulled; "The fabric stretches")
       => grow -- (become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast")

Sense 5
elongate, stretch -- (make long or longer by pulling and stretching; "stretch the fabric")
       => lengthen -- (make longer; "Lengthen this skirt, please")

Sense 6
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 7
stretch -- (pull in opposite directions; "During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack")
       => pull, draw, force -- (cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled")

Sense 8
stretch -- (extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly; "Stretch the limits"; "stretch my patience"; "stretch the imagination")
       => widen, broaden, extend -- (extend in scope or range or area; "The law was extended to all citizens"; "widen the range of applications"; "broaden your horizon"; "Extend your backyard")

Sense 9
load, adulterate, stretch, dilute, debase -- (corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor")
       => corrupt, spoil -- (alter from the original)

Sense 10
extend, stretch -- (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")
       => increase -- (make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted")

Sense 11
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")

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