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stretch out meaning

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    Definition of stretch out in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGstretches outPRstretching outPT, PPstretched out
    1. To lie fully extended.
      1. My cat likes stretching out in front of the fire.
    2. To fully extend a part of the body.
      1. Stretch your arms out above your head.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • When it was finally time to board, we got on the train to find out that we’d been put in business class. This was a turn up for the book, reclining seats and room to stretch out a little.
      • 1962: The young woodwose had now closed his eyes and was stretched out supine on the pool's marble margin; his Tarzan brief had been cast aside on the turf. — Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Phrases
      • Phrasal verbs
        • Phrasal verbs with particle (out)
      • Verbs
        • Phrasal verbs
          • Phrasal verbs with particle (out)

      Other Vocabulary

      Look-Alike Words
      1. en scratch out
      2. en stretch four
      3. en stretches out
      4. en stretched out
      5. en reach out
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of stretch out for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this idiom "stretch out" is a phrase, more specifically, a phrasal verb. It's also a verb, more specifically, a phrasal verb.
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