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Bird vs. Stretch

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Birdnoun

A member of the class of animals Aves in the phylum Chordata, characterized by being warm-blooded, having feathers and wings usually capable of flight, and laying eggs.

‘Ducks and sparrows are birds.’;

Stretchverb

(transitive) To lengthen by pulling.

‘I stretched the rubber band until it almost broke.’;

Birdnoun

(slang) A man, fellow.

Stretchverb

(intransitive) To lengthen when pulled.

‘The rubber band stretched almost to the breaking point.’;

Birdnoun

A girl or woman, especially one considered sexually attractive.

Stretchverb

(transitive) To pull tight.

‘First, stretch the skin over the frame of the drum.’;

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Birdnoun

Girlfriend.

‘Mike went out with his bird last night.’;

Stretchverb

To get more use than expected from a limited resource.

‘I managed to stretch my coffee supply a few more days.’;

Birdnoun

(slang) An airplane.

Stretchverb

To make inaccurate by exaggeration.

‘To say crossing the street was brave is stretching the meaning of "brave" considerably.’;

Birdnoun

(slang) A satellite.

Stretchverb

(intransitive) To extend physically, especially from limit point to limit point.

‘The beach stretches from Cresswell to Amble.’;

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Birdnoun

(obsolete) A chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling.

Stretchverb

To extend one’s limbs or another part of the body in order to improve the elasticity of one's muscles

‘Cats stretch with equal ease and agility beyond the point that breaks a man on the rack.’; ‘I always stretch my muscles before exercising.’;

Birdnoun

(slang) A prison sentence.

‘He’s doing bird.’;

Stretchverb

(intransitive) To extend to a limit point

‘His mustache stretched all the way to his sideburns.’;

Birdnoun

The vulgar hand gesture in which the middle finger is extended.

Stretchverb

(transitive) To increase.

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Birdnoun

(Asian slang) A penis.

Stretchverb

To stretch the truth; to exaggerate.

‘a man apt to stretch in his report of facts’;

Birdverb

(intransitive) To observe or identify wild birds in their natural environment.

Stretchverb

(nautical) To sail by the wind under press of canvas.

‘The ship stretched to the eastward.’;

Birdverb

(intransitive) To catch or shoot birds.

Stretchverb

To execute by hanging.

Birdverb

To seek for game or plunder; to thieve.

Stretchnoun

An act of stretching.

‘I was right in the middle of a stretch when the phone rang.’;

Birdnoun

Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2).

‘That ungentle gull, the cuckoo's bird.’; ‘The brydds [birds] of the aier have nestes.’;

Stretchnoun

The ability to lengthen when pulled.

‘That rubber band has quite a bit of stretch.’;

Birdnoun

A warm-blooded, feathered vertebrate provided with wings. See Aves.

Stretchnoun

A course of thought which diverts from straightforward logic, or requires extraordinary belief or exaggeration.

‘It's a bit of a stretch to call Boris Karloff a comedian.’; ‘To say crossing the street was brave was quite a stretch.’;

Birdnoun

Specifically, among sportsmen, a game bird.

Stretchnoun

A segment of a journey or route.

‘It was an easy trip except for the last stretch, which took forever.’; ‘It's a tough stretch of road in the winter, especially without chains.’;

Birdnoun

Fig.: A girl; a maiden.

‘And by my word! the bonny birdIn danger shall not tarry.’;

Stretchnoun

A segment or length of material.

‘a stretch of cloth’;

Birdverb

To catch or shoot birds.

Stretchnoun

(baseball) A quick pitching delivery used when runners are on base where the pitcher slides his leg instead of lifting it.

Birdverb

Hence: To seek for game or plunder; to thieve.

Stretchnoun

(baseball) A long reach in the direction of the ball with a foot remaining on the base by a first baseman in order to catch the ball sooner.

Birdverb

to watch birds, especially in their natural habitats, for enjoyment; to birdwatch.

Stretchnoun

(informal) Term of address for a tall person.

Birdnoun

warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings

Stretchnoun

(horse racing) The homestretch, the final straight section of the track leading to the finish.

Birdnoun

the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food

Stretchnoun

A length of time.

Birdnoun

informal terms for a (young) woman

Stretchnoun

(Ireland) Extended daylight hours, especially said of the evening in springtime when compared to the shorter winter days.

‘There is a grand stretch in the evenings.’;

Birdnoun

a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt

Stretchnoun

(sports) The period of the season between the trade deadline and the beginning of the playoffs.

Birdnoun

badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers

Stretchnoun

(slang) A jail or prison term.

‘He did a seven-year stretch in jail.’;

Birdverb

watch and study birds in their natural habitat

Stretchnoun

A single uninterrupted sitting; a turn.

Birdnoun

a warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrate animal distinguished by the possession of feathers, wings, a beak, and typically by being able to fly.

Stretchnoun

A stretch limousine.

Birdnoun

a bird that is hunted for sport or used for food

‘carve the bird and arrange on a warmed serving plate’;

Stretchverb

To reach out; to extend; to put forth.

‘And stretch forth his neck long and small.’; ‘I in conquest stretched mine arm.’;

Birdnoun

an aircraft, spacecraft, or satellite.

Stretchverb

To draw out to the full length; to cause to extend in a straight line; as, to stretch a cord or rope.

Birdnoun

a person of a specified kind or character

‘she's a sharp old bird’;

Stretchverb

To cause to extend in breadth; to spread; to expand; as, to stretch cloth; to stretch the wings.

Birdnoun

a young woman or a girlfriend.

Stretchverb

To make tense; to tighten; to distend forcibly.

‘The ox hath therefore stretched his yoke in vain.’;

Bird

Birds are a group of warm-blooded vertebrates constituting the class Aves , characterised by feathers, toothless beaked jaws, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a strong yet lightweight skeleton. Birds live worldwide and range in size from the 5.5 cm (2.2 in) bee hummingbird to the 2.8 m (9 ft 2 in) ostrich.

Stretchverb

To draw or pull out to greater length; to strain; as, to stretch a tendon or muscle.

‘Awake, my soul, stretch every nerve.’;

Stretchverb

To exaggerate; to extend too far; as, to stretch the truth; to stretch one's credit.

‘They take up, one day, the most violent and stretched prerogative.’;

Stretchverb

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.

‘As far as stretcheth any ground.’;

Stretchverb

To extend or spread one's self, or one's limbs; as, the lazy man yawns and stretches.

Stretchverb

To be extended, or to bear extension, without breaking, as elastic or ductile substances.

‘The inner membrane . . . because it would stretch and yield, remained umbroken.’;

Stretchverb

To strain the truth; to exaggerate; as, a man apt to stretch in his report of facts.

Stretchverb

To sail by the wind under press of canvas; as, the ship stretched to the eastward.

Stretchnoun

Act of stretching, or state of being stretched; reach; effort; struggle; strain; as, a stretch of the limbs; a stretch of the imagination.

‘By stretch of arms the distant shore to gain.’; ‘Those put a lawful authority upon the stretch, to the abuse of yower, under the color of prerogative.’;

Stretchnoun

A continuous line or surface; a continuous space of time; as, grassy stretches of land.

‘A great stretch of cultivated country.’; ‘But all of them left me a week at a stretch.’;

Stretchnoun

The extent to which anything may be stretched.

‘Quotations, in their utmost stretch, can signify no more than that Luther lay under severe agonies of mind.’; ‘This is the utmost stretch that nature can.’;

Stretchnoun

The reach or extent of a vessel's progress on one tack; a tack or board.

Stretchnoun

Course; direction; as, the stretch of seams of coal.

Stretchnoun

a large and unbroken expanse or distance;

‘a stretch of highway’; ‘a stretch of clear water’;

Stretchnoun

the act of physically reaching or thrusting out

Stretchnoun

a straightaway section of a racetrack

Stretchnoun

exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent

Stretchnoun

extension to or beyond the ordinary limit;

‘running at full stretch’; ‘by no stretch of the imagination’; ‘beyond any stretch of his understanding’;

Stretchnoun

an unbroken period of time during which you do something;

‘there were stretches of boredom’; ‘he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary’;

Stretchnoun

the capacity for being stretched

Stretchverb

occupy a large, elongated area;

‘The park stretched beneath the train line’;

Stretchverb

extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body;

‘Stretch your legs!’; ‘Extend your right arm above your head’;

Stretchverb

extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length;

‘Unfold the newspaper’; ‘stretch out that piece of cloth’; ‘extend the TV antenna’;

Stretchverb

become longer by being stretched and pulled;

‘The fabric stretches’;

Stretchverb

make long or longer by pulling and stretching;

‘stretch the fabric’;

Stretchverb

lie down comfortably;

‘To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass’;

Stretchverb

pull in opposite directions;

‘During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack’;

Stretchverb

extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly;

‘Stretch the limits’; ‘stretch my patience’; ‘stretch the imagination’;

Stretchverb

corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones;

‘adulterate liquor’;

Stretchverb

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’;

Stretchverb

extend one's body or limbs;

‘Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours’;

Stretchadjective

having an elongated seating area;

‘a stretch limousine’;

Stretchadjective

easily stretched;

‘stretch hosiery’;

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