They've turned their stretch of the East African coastline into the most dangerous waters on earth for the shipping industry.
In one four-day stretch in March 2008, the two exchanged 76 texts.
Critics are asking: is this too much of a stretch right now?
She also, as becomes nakedly clear on the stretch of tracks that fellows, is allowed to be hella dirty.
There was a new algorithm that allows you to stretch sound out indefinitely.
At Brandon we got off to stretch our legs while they changed engines and filled the ice-boxes.
Mesopotamia, therefore, meant a stretch of land "between the rivers."
Trefusis stretched his eyebrows, as if to stretch his memory.
So this part of my restraint was doubtless a stretch of the authority given him.
When he reached Chamonix the next day he was so worn out that he slept twenty-four hours at a stretch.
Old English streccan, from Proto-Germanic *strakjanan (cf. Danish strække, Swedish sträcka, Old Frisian strekka, Old High German strecchan, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, Old High German, German strecken "to stretch"), perhaps a variant of the root of stark, or else from PIE root *strenk- "tight, narrow; pull tight, twist" (see strain).
Meaning "to extend (the limbs or wings)" is from c.1200; that of "to lay out for burial" is from early 13c. To stretch one's legs "take a walk" is from c.1600. Meaning "to lengthen by force" first recorded late 14c.; figurative sense of "to enlarge beyond proper limits, exaggerate," is from 1550s. Stretch limo first attested 1973. Stretch marks is attested from 1960. Stretcher "canvas frame for carrying the sick or wounded" is first attested 1845.
1540s, "act of stretching," from stretch (v.); meaning "unbroken continuance of some activity" is first recorded 1680s; meaning "straightaway of a race course" (e.g. home stretch) is recorded from 1841.
To hang or be hanged (1595+)
[prison sense originally ''a one-year prison sentence''; third noun sense found by 1710 in the very similar ''an exaggerated statement'']