Stretch out

  • 1 Stretch out — Stretch Stretch, v. i. 1. To be extended; to be drawn out in length or in breadth, or both; to spread; to reach; as, the iron road stretches across the continent; the lake stretches over fifty square miles. [1913 Webster] As far as stretcheth any …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 stretch–out — n: a labor practice in which workers are required to do extra work with slight or no additional pay Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 stretch-out — (strĕchʹout ) n. 1. a. The act of stretching out. b. The condition of being stretched out. c. An extension or prolongation, such as the time required for paying a debt. 2. An increase in the work required of industrial workers without a… …

    Universalium

  • 4 stretch out — index deploy, expand, extend (enlarge), spread Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 stretch-out — stretch′ out n. 1) a deliberate extension of time for meeting a production quota 2) bus a method of labor management by which employees do additional work, often without an increase in wages • Etymology: 1925–30 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 6 stretch|out — «STREHCH OWT», noun, adjective. –n. Informal. 1. a postponement, especially of the date for filling defense orders: »Such cuts might take the form of a stretchout of defense goals so that their cost might be distributed over a longer period (New… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 7 stretch out — verb 1. extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length (Freq. 2) Unfold the newspaper stretch out that piece of cloth extend the TV antenna • Syn: ↑unfold, ↑stretch, ↑extend …

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  • 8 stretch out — phrasal verb Word forms stretch out : present tense I/you/we/they stretch out he/she/it stretches out present participle stretching out past tense stretched out past participle stretched out 1) [intransitive/transitive] to lie down, usually in… …

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  • 9 stretch out — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you stretch out or stretch yourself out, you lie with your legs and body in a straight line. [V P adv/prep] The jacuzzi was too small to stretch out in... [V pron refl P prep/adv] Moira stretched herself out on the lower bench …

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  • 10 stretch out — v. (D; tr.) to stretch out to (she stretched her hand out to us in friendship) * * * [ stretʃ aʊt] (D; tr.) to stretch out to (she stretched her hand out to us in friendship) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 stretch out — phr verb Stretch out is used with these nouns as the object: ↑arm, ↑finger, ↑leg …

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  • 12 stretch out on — phr verb Stretch out on is used with these nouns as the object: ↑sofa …

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  • 13 ˌstretch ˈout — phrasal verb to lie down I ll just stretch out on the sofa.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 14 stretch-out — I. ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: from stretch out, v. 1. : a system of industrial operation in which workers are required to do extra work and especially to operate more machines than formerly either with slight or with no additional pay 2. :… …

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  • 15 stretch out — Synonyms and related words: adjourn, be lengthy, be prolonged, belong, carry, carry out, chatter, continue, cover, crane, dawdle, defer, delay, drag out, draw, draw out, dwell on, elongate, encompass, environ, extend, extend out, fill out, go, go …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 stretch out — verb a) To lie fully extended My cat likes stretching out in front of the fire. b) To fully extend a part of the body. Stretch your arms out above your head …

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  • 17 stretch-out — noun Date: 1930 1. a system of industrial operation in which workers are required to do extra work with slight or with no additional pay 2. the act of stretching out ; the state of being stretched out 3. an economizing measure that spreads a… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 stretch out — A reduction in the delivery rate specified for a program without a reduction in the total quantity to be delivered …

    Military dictionary

  • 19 stretch out — astreccan …

    English to the Old English

  • 20 stretch out payables (to) —  Pay over a longer period of time …

    American business jargon