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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From Middle English _strecchen_, from Old English _streċċan_ (“to stretch, hold out, extend, spread out, prostrate”), from Proto-Germanic _*strakjaną_, _*strakkijaną_ (“to stretch, make taut or tight”), from Proto-Indo-European _*streg-_, _*treg-_ (“stiff, rigid”). Cognate with Dutch _strekken_ (“to stretch, straighten”), German _strecken_ (“to stretch, straighten, elongate”), Danish _strække_ (“to stretch”), Swedish _sträcka_ (“to stretch”), Dutch _strak_ (“taut, tight”), Albanian _shtriqem_ (“to stretch”). More at _stark_.

From Middle English strecchen, from Old English streċċan (to stretch, hold out, extend, spread out, prostrate), from Proto-Germanic *strakjaną, *strakkijaną (to stretch, make taut or tight), from Proto-Indo-European *streg-, *treg- (stiff, rigid). Cognate with Dutch strekken (to stretch, straighten), German strecken (to stretch, straighten, elongate), Danish strække (to stretch), Swedish sträcka (to stretch), Dutch strak (taut, tight), Albanian shtriqem (to stretch). More at stark.

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* Rhymes: -ɛtʃ

  • Rhymes: -ɛtʃ

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - VERB
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English - Verb

STRETCH (_third-person singular simple present_ STRETCHES, _present participle_ STRETCHING, _simple past and past participle_ STRETCHED _or_ (obsolete) STRAUGHT _or_ (obsolete) STRAIGHT) * (transitive) To lengthen by pulling. _I STRETCHED the rubber band until it almost broke._ * (intransitive) To lengthen when pulled. _The rubber band STRETCHED almost to the breaking point._ * Boyle The inner membrane […] because it would STRETCH and yield, remained unbroken. * (transitive) To pull tight. _First, STRETCH the skin over the frame of the drum._ * (figuratively, transitive) To get more use than expected from a limited resource. _I managed to STRETCH my coffee supply a few more days._ * (figuratively, transitive) To make inaccurate by exaggeration. _To say crossing the street was brave is STRETCHING the meaning of "brave" considerably._ * (intransitive) To extend physically, especially from limit point to limit point. _The beach STRETCHES from Cresswell to Amble._ * (intransitive, transitive) To extend one’s limbs or another part of the body in order to improve the elasticity of one's muscles _Cats STRETCH with equal ease and agility beyond the point that breaks a man on the rack._ _I always STRETCH my muscles before exercising._ * (intransitive) To extend to a limit point _His mustache STRETCHED all the way to his sideburns._ * (transitive) To increase. * (obsolete, colloquial) To stretch the truth; to exaggerate. _a man apt to STRETCH in his report of facts_ * (nautical) To sail by the wind under press of canvas. _The ship STRETCHED to the eastward._ (Can we find and add a quotation of Ham. Nav. Encyc to this entry?) TRANSLATIONS

stretch (third-person singular simple present stretches, present participle stretching, simple past and past participle stretched or (obsolete) straught or (obsolete) straight)

  1. (transitive) To lengthen by pulling.
    I stretched the rubber band until it almost broke.
  2. (intransitive) To lengthen when pulled.
    The rubber band stretched almost to the breaking point.
  3. (transitive) To pull tight.
    First, stretch the skin over the frame of the drum.
  4. (figuratively, transitive) To get more use than expected from a limited resource.
    I managed to stretch my coffee supply a few more days.
  5. (figuratively, transitive) To make inaccurate by exaggeration.
    To say crossing the street was brave is stretching the meaning of "brave" considerably.
  6. (intransitive) To extend physically, especially from limit point to limit point.
    The beach stretches from Cresswell to Amble.
  7. (intransitive, transitive) To extend one’s limbs or another part of the body in order to improve the elasticity of one's muscles
    Cats stretch with equal ease and agility beyond the point that breaks a man on the rack.
    I always stretch my muscles before exercising.
  8. (intransitive) To extend to a limit point
    His mustache stretched all the way to his sideburns.
  9. (transitive) To increase.
  10. (obsolete, colloquial) To stretch the truth; to exaggerate.
    a man apt to stretch in his report of facts
  11. (nautical) To sail by the wind under press of canvas.
    The ship stretched to the eastward.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ham. Nav. Encyc to this entry?)

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - NOUN
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STRETCH (_plural_ STRETCHES) * An act of stretching. _I was right in the middle of a STRETCH when the phone rang._ _To say crossing the street was brave was quite a STRETCH._ * The ability to lengthen when pulled. _That rubber band has quite a bit of STRETCH._ * A course of thought which diverts from straightforward logic, or requires extraordinary belief. _It's a bit of a STRETCH to call Boris Karloff a comedian._ * A segment of a journey or route. _It was an easy trip except for the last STRETCH, which took forever._ _It's a tough STRETCH of road in the winter, especially without chains._ * (baseball) A quick pitching delivery used when runners are on base where the pitcher slides his leg instead of lifting it. * (baseball) A long reach in the direction of the ball with a foot remaining on the base by a first baseman in order to catch the ball sooner. * A length of time. He did a 7-year STRETCH in jail. * 1945, George Orwell, _Animal Farm_, chapter 6 After the harvest there was a STRETCH of clear dry weather, and the animals toiled harder than ever […] * (informal) A term of address for a tall person * 2007, Michael Farrell, _Running with Buffalo_ “Hey, STRETCH,” he shouted at a tall, spectacled co-worker, “turn the fucking station, will you? You know I can't stand Rush, and it's all they play on this one. If I hear those assholes whine 'Tom Sawyer' one more time, I may go on a fucking killing spree. TRANSLATIONS

stretch (plural stretches)

  1. An act of stretching.
    I was right in the middle of a stretch when the phone rang.
    To say crossing the street was brave was quite a stretch.
  2. The ability to lengthen when pulled.
    That rubber band has quite a bit of stretch.
  3. A course of thought which diverts from straightforward logic, or requires extraordinary belief.
    It's a bit of a stretch to call Boris Karloff a comedian.
  4. A segment of a journey or route.
    It was an easy trip except for the last stretch, which took forever.
    It's a tough stretch of road in the winter, especially without chains.
  5. (baseball) A quick pitching delivery used when runners are on base where the pitcher slides his leg instead of lifting it.
  6. (baseball) A long reach in the direction of the ball with a foot remaining on the base by a first baseman in order to catch the ball sooner.
  7. A length of time.
    He did a 7-year stretch in jail.
  8. (informal) A term of address for a tall person

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