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Definition of "stretch" []

  • To lengthen, widen, or distend: stretched the sweater out of shape. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to extend from one place to another or across a given space: stretched the banner between two poles. (verb-transitive)
  • To make taut; tighten: stretched the tarpaulin until it ripped. (verb-transitive)
  • To reach or put forth; extend: stretched out his hand. (verb-transitive)
  • To extend (oneself or one's limbs, for example) to full length: stretched her calves before running. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stretch" in a sentence
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  • "Before Congress created Roth IRAs, the term "stretch IRA" was used to describe the strategy in which a spouse, child or grandchild inherits a traditional pretax IRA and then draws out distributions and hence tax deferral over his or own life expectancy."
  • "First, keep in mind that the term "stretch," does not denote a specific type of IRA, but rather a financial strategy to stretch out the life--and hence the tax advantages--of an IRA."