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stretch

1. n. a period of time. (Folksy.) Let’s talk here for a stretch and then go up and see if dinner’s ready.
2. n. a prison term. I was away for a stretch of about seven years.
3. in. to hang (as with a death sentence). You will stretch for this, Lefty!
4. tv. to cut or dilute a drug. Let’s stretch this stuff, sell it, and then blow town.
5. n. a nickname for a tall person, usually male. (Usually Stretch.) Well, stretch, think you’ll go out for basketball this season?
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Compared to conventional biaxially stretched films made of polypropylene, polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and polyamide, uniaxially stretched polycarbonate has a much higher stiffness.
The increase in range of motion associated with stretching and increased flexibility creates body positions that have dangerous loading effects, which could lead to ligaments being stretched too far (Thacker et al.
Following this initial stretching period, participants in stretch group 1 reduced the frequency of stretching to three times per week and those in stretch group 2 stretched once a week for a further six weeks.
In order to affect the anatomic length of a healthy muscle over time, it is theorized that it must be stretched bevond the viscoelastic limits to initiate plastic change and create minor muscle damage.
They exhaled and stretched forward as far as possible with one hand over the other and finger tips in line and held the end point for 2 seconds.
Runners in the stretch group stretched their quadriceps, hamstrings, and gastrocnemius/soleus muscle groups.
Once stretched, ligaments can't tighten back, and that destabilizes the joint.
The researchers found that there was no difference in the risk of injury for those who stretched before running and those who did not.
When the runners stretched, their average running distance was 3.
The stretch should be felt as a pulling sensation in the muscle and never a pain or strain in the joint or other part of the body that is not being stretched.
By combining the excellent properties of a synthetic peptide, a vitamin and an organic Marrubium extract, PENTAPHARM offers an innovative active ingredient which protects stretched skin structure as well as diminishes stretch marks.
After the initial baseline measurements were taken, the two groups were supervised while they stretched.
Stretch hoods are tubes produced in the blown film process, sealed on one end, stretched by a four arm mechanical arm in transverse direction (30-80%) and released over a palletised load.
Biaxially stretched polyimide is used on circuit boards and can withstand temperatures up to 572 F.
By using stretched paper, a paper bag can be manufactured from two layers rather than the normal three.