stretchy

stretchy
stretch VERB 1) (of something soft or elastic) be made or be able to be made longer or wider without tearing or breaking. 2) pull (something) tightly from one point to another. 3) extend one's body or a part of one's body to its full length. 4) last longer than expected. 5) extend over an area or period of time. 6) (of finances or resources) be sufficient for a particular purpose. 7) make demands on.
NOUN 1) an act of stretching. 2) the fact or condition of being stretched. 3) the capacity to stretch or be stretched; elasticity. 4) a continuous expanse or period. 5) informal a period of time spent in prison. 6) (before another noun ) informal a motor vehicle or aircraft modified with extended seating or storage capacity: a stretch limo. 7) a difficult or demanding task.
at full stretch — Cf. ↑at full stretch
at a stretch — Cf. ↑at a stretch
stretch one's legs — Cf. ↑stretch one's legs
stretch a point — Cf. ↑stretch a point
DERIVATIVES stretchy adjective (stretchier, stretchiest) .
ORIGIN Old English.

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