Definition of Stretched

1. Adjective. (of muscles) relieved of stiffness by stretching. "Well-stretched muscles are less susceptible to injury"

Similar to: Flexible, Flexile

2. Adjective. Extended or spread over a wide area or distance. "Broad fields lay stretched on both sides of us"
Similar to: Extended

Definition of Stretched

1. Verb. (past of ''stretch'') ¹

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Definition of Stretched

1. stretch [v] - See also: stretch

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stretched

stretch forth
stretch limo
stretch limos
stretch mark
stretch marks
stretch one's legs
stretch out
stretch pants
stretch receptor
stretch reflex
stretch the truth
stretched (current term)
stretched out
stretched the truth
stretcher party
stretches out
stretches the truth

Literary usage of Stretched

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anthology of Irish Verse by Padraic Colum (1922)
"The Night Before Larry Was stretched ... night before Larry was stretched, The boys they all paid him a visit; A bait in their sacks, too, they fetched; ..."

2. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1908)
"Locating Soundings by Distances along a Wire stretched across a Stream. ... stream gauging measurements a wire or rope is sometimes stretched taut from one ..."

3. Hunger by Knut Hamsun (1920)
"I would almost have stretched out my wrists for the handcuffs. I would not have offered the slightest resistance; on the contrary, I would have assisted ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"A string stretched on a surface lies in a geodesic; keeping one extremity of the string fixed at a point P and rotating about P, the second extremity of the ..."

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