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Definition of "stretching" []

  • A form of physical exercise in which a specific skeletal muscle (or muscle group) is deliberately elongated to its fullest length in order to improve the muscle's felt elasticity and reaffirm comfortable muscle tone. (noun)
  • Present participle of stretch. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "stretching" in a sentence
  • "But come, Mr Lennard, aren't you what they call stretching the probabilities a little when you say that the light of some of them will never get here, as far as we're concerned?"
  • "Polybius was ignorant of the real shape of Italy, which he describes as stretching from east to west; a mistake which seems to have originated with him, and was copied by Strabo."
  • "For Citibank, their practice for years was what they called stretching the envelope."