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Stretch
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Stretch as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

8 March 2021
Last seen in: The Daily Mail Quick

We found 42 answers for the crossword clue 'Stretch', the most recent of which was seen in the The Daily Mail Quick.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Stretch a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Stretch as an answer itself some 202 times.

Stretch is a single word clue made up of 7 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'The Daily Mail Quick' on Saturday, 13 March 2021 with the answer being EKE, we also found EKE to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • The act of physically reaching or thrusting out
  • Extension to or beyond the ordinary limit; "running at full stretch"; "by no stretch of the imagination"; "beyond any stretch of his understanding"
  • Exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent
  • A straightaway section of a racetrack
  • The capacity for being stretched
  • A large and unbroken expanse or distance; "a stretch of highway"; "a stretch of clear water"
  • Become longer by being stretched and pulled; "The fabric stretches"
  • Extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; "Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna"
  • Occupy a large, elongated area; "The park stretched beneath the train line"
  • Extend one's body or limbs; "Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours"
  • Make long or longer by pulling and stretching; "stretch the fabric"
  • Having an elongated seating area; "a stretch limousine"
  • Lie down comfortably; "To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass"
  • An unbroken period of time during which you do something; "there were stretches of boredom"; "he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary"
  • Extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head"
  • Corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor"
  • Extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly; "Stretch the limits"; "stretch my patience"; "stretch the imagination"
  • Easily stretched; "stretch hosiery"
  • Increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance; "stretch the soup by adding some more cream"; "extend the casserole with a little rice"
  • Pull in opposite directions; "During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

EKE

4 Letters

AREA
A part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"

LIMO
Large luxurious car; usually driven by a chauffeur

LOAD
An amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate; "he got a load on and started a brawl"

SPAN
A structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.

TERM
(architecture) a statue or a human bust or an animal carved out of the top of a square pillar; originally used as a boundary marker in ancient Rome

TIME
The continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past

5 Letters

CRANE
Large long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world

REACH
The act of physically reaching or thrusting out

SPELL
A psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation

STINT
An individual's prescribed share of work; "her stint as a lifeguard exhausted her"

TRACT
A brief treatise on a subject of interest; published in the form of a booklet

WHILE
A period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition; "he was here for a little while"; "I need to rest for a piece"; "a spell of good weather"; "a patch of bad weather"

WIDEN
Become broader or wider or more extensive; "The road widened"

6 Letters

DEBASE
Lower in value by increasing the base-metal content

DILUTE
Corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor"

EXPAND
Grow vigorously; "The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming"

EXTEND
Continue or extend; "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"

EXTENT
The distance or area or volume over which something extends; "the vast extent of the desert"; "an orchard of considerable extent"

LUXURY
The quality possessed by something that is excessively expensive

PERIOD
A punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations; "in England they call a period a stop"

SPRAWL
An ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about

SPREAD
Move outward; "The soldiers fanned out"

STRAIN chris roberson
The act of singing; "with a shout and a song they marched up to the gates"

UNFOLD
Extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; "Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna"

7 Letters

DISTEND
Swell from or as if from internal pressure; "The distended bellies of the starving cows"

EXPANSE
The extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary; "the area of a rectangle"; "it was about 500 square feet in area"

OVERTAX
Tax excessively; "Don't overtax my constituents!"

PROLONG
Lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer; "We prolonged our stay"; "She extended her visit by another day"; "The meeting was drawn out until midnight"

8 Letters

DURATION
The property of enduring or continuing in time

ELONGATE
Make long or longer by pulling and stretching; "stretch the fabric"

LENGTHEN
Become long or longer; "In Spring, the days lengthen"

LOOSENUP
Cause to feel relaxed; "A hot bath always relaxes me"

REACHING
Accomplishment of an objective

10 Letters

ADULTERATE
Corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor"

EXAGGERATE
To enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"

STRETCHING
Act of expanding by lengthening or widening

STRETCHOUT
Stretch (the neck) so as to see better; "The women craned their necks to see the President drive by"

12 Letters

STRETCHALONG
Occupy a large, elongated area; "The park stretched beneath the train line"

STRETCHINESS
The capacity for being stretched

14 Letters

STRETCHABILITY
The capacity for being stretched

YOURLUNCHBREAK

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