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I/you/we/theystretch out
he/she/itstretches out
present participlestretching out
past tensestretched out
past participlestretched out
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to lie down, usually in order to relax or to sleep
    stretch out on:

    Porter stretched out on his bunk, hands clasped behind his head.

    stretch yourself out:

    She stretched herself out on the sofa.

  2. 2
    [transitive] same as stretch1 (sense 3a)

    I stretched out a hand to touch her face.

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