stretch-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: exist in a long configuration

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[patient] STRETCH PP[directional] NP1[patient] STRETCH PP[locational] Includes: STRETCH ALONG

The park stretched beneath the train line.
A huge cloud of dense smoke stretched across the horizon.
The Andes stretch for 7250 km along the west coast of South America.
The refugee camps stretch as far as the eye can see.

VerbNet: meander-47.7
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
stretch_along 1

Sense Number 2: lengthen, widen, or extend, esp. by pulling

NOTE: Metaphorical Use: Increase capacity Includes: STRETCH FORTH, STRETCH OUT

The cat woke up, yawned, and stretched.
Stretch out your legs if you have to sit for long periods.
She stretched forth her hand and helped him from his chair.
That elastic band will snap if you stretch it too far.
The polyester fabric stretches in both directions to hold wraps securely in place.
Dear God, please do help me to stretch my patience.
National law is a great incentive for a plaintiff or a defendant to try and stretch the rules in his favour.
White grapes were required in the blend, which were used to stretch the wine.
The sleeves of this sweater have stretched.
Many families' budgets are already stretched to breaking point.

VerbNet: crane-40.3.2,bend-45.2
FrameNet: Expansion,Body_movement
PropBank: stretch.01,stretch.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
stretch_out 1, 3, 4, 5
stretch_forth 1

Sense Number 3: lie down comfortably

Commentary: Includes: STRETCH OUT

The cat stretched by the fire.
To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass.
I can picture it. Your greyhound stretched out on the couch with no room for you.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Body_movement
PropBank: stretch.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
stretch_out 2