stretch away

stretch away (from something)

to extend away from something. A vast plain stretched away from the riverbank. The plain stretched away as far as we could see.
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Just as I had set my mast and sail, and the boat began to stretch away, I saw even by the clearness of the water some alteration of the current was near; for where the current was so strong the water was foul; but perceiving the water clear, I found the current abate; and presently I found to the east, at about half a mile, a breach of the sea upon some rocks: these rocks I found caused the current to part again, and as the main stress of it ran away more southerly, leaving the rocks to the north-east, so the other returned by the repulse of the rocks, and made a strong eddy, which ran back again to the north-west, with a very sharp stream.
Was this the wide orchard that had seemed to stretch away, it and the sloping field beyond, up to the gates of heaven?
But they got back on track with a comprehensive win against one-frombottom Bridgend to stretch away from Cross Keys, Carmarthen Quins, Cardiff and Bedwas in the fierce battle for the play-offs behind leaders Pontypridd.
The bigger clubs are going to stretch away with more money and the clubs that are left behind must try to stay on their heels enough to compete.
They stretch away from the stake as the tree grows.
Connacht failed to stretch away from Zebre at home in round one and lost 18-7 at home to Ulster last Saturday.
Huddersfield scored three quick tries, all converted by Johnson to stretch away in the first quarter.
The second half saw Ulster stretch away and Andrew Trimble's first half try was supplemented by scores from Ian Humphreys, Simon Danielli and Ruan Pienaar to give Ulster maximum points ahead of next week's second round in Biarritz.
For unsightly marks, try Skin Doctor's Stretch Away, pounds 19.
Ellis's try and Dan Carter's second conversion gave the All Blacks a 19-17 lead but the Wallabies found another gear and Elsom and Horwill helped them stretch away again.
We have to go into the game in a positive way and realise if we win we can move up the table and perhaps start to stretch away from one or two.
The game ended UMass' four-game stretch away from Amherst.
But many tourists will be more familiar with the hotels and spas and the sandy and pebbled beaches which stretch away from the city towards other resorts in the region.
Sparks (15-5) update: For the Sparks, tonight's game will be the last before a long stretch away from home, during which they'll play 10 of their next 11 games on the road.
These two linear avenues stretch away from Erddig house and create an illusion of perspective, the garden disappearing away into the distance.