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outstretch

[out-strech] /ˌaʊtˈstrɛtʃ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to stretch forth; extend:
to outstretch one's hand in welcome.
2.
to stretch out; expand:
The rising population has outstretched the city.
3.
to stretch beyond:
His behavior outstretches my patience.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see out-, stretch
Related forms
outstretcher, noun
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outstretch

/ˌaʊtˈstrɛtʃ/
verb (transitive)
1.
to extend or expand; stretch out
2.
to stretch or extend beyond
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Word Origin and History for outstretch
v.

mid-14c., from out + stretch (v.). Related: Outstretched; outstretching.

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