see stretch, v.
- Extension; unfolding; reaching out.
stretch [-ed] v
OE 'strait, rigid, stiff, to have extension, spread out, severe, harsh, unconnected'.
- Grow; unfurl; elevate; move higher; lift upward towards the light; [fig.] stand on tiptoe.
- Extend; draw out; pull to greater length; [fig.] stress; make tense.
- Mature; develop; expand spiritually.