Stretch

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stretch over in space or time bridge , span
musical stringed instrument with strings stretch over a flat sounding box; it is laid flat and played with a plectrum and with fingers cither , zither , zithern
stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current countercurrent , crosscurrent , rip , riptide , tide rip
stretch or widen dilate , distend , expand
long stretch of open level ground (paved or grassy) for walking beside the seashore esplanade
flat stretch of pavement, grass esplanade
stretch of ground esplanade
open stretch of pavement or grass esplanade , promenade
straight stretch of a racetrack leading to the finish line homestretch
stretch vehicle limo
normal reflex of young infants; a sudden loud noise causes the child to stretch out the arms and flex the legs Moro reflex , startle reflex
soft unsegmented marine worms that have a threadlike proboscis and the ability to stretch and contract nemertean , nemertine , proboscis worm , ribbon worm
period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech nowadays , present
stretch of open water surrounded by ice (especially in Arctic seas) polynya
stretch violently rack
short stretch of railroad track used to store rolling stock or enable trains on the same line to pass railroad siding , sidetrack , siding , turnout
stand on hind legs and stretch out forelegs ramp
river, stretch of water visible between bends in reach
canal or channel, stretch of water between bends in reach
stretch out the hand reach
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