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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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The NDS estimates, in the case of an ideal scenario, that the construction of this stretch may start in 2021 and be completed in 2026.
The analysis of variance indicated a statistically significant difference in relative changes of DROM values between the four acute stretch interventions (P < 0.
The polycarbonate films were subjected to planar stretching with the same stretch ratios as in the case of uniaxial stretching, namely between 1.
This flexibility program should consist of static or PNF stretching methods in which the stretch is held for 20 to 30 seconds and repeated three times.
Participants in the stretch groups performed an active static stretch of the right hamstring muscle group, for 30 seconds, three repetitions, once per day, five days a week, for six weeks.
Teachers will often cue the room to go further into a stretch, but because of dancers' extreme flexibility, following that advice could push vulnerable joints too far.
Muscle strains are the most common sports injury and usually occur during an eccentric contraction when the actin-myosin filaments stretch and lengthen beyond their normal overlap within the sarcomere (11).
For example, a group of elite athletes demonstrated no deleterious effects from sequencing static, dynamic stretches and different intensities of stretch (eight combinations) on sprint, agility and jump performance (Chaouachi et al.
For example, in a twist that startled researchers, an additional risk factor was identified for people who normally stretch before they run.
Don't force a stretch or try and hold it for a set number of seconds.
Stretch two to four times per week for full benefit.
If you ever watch a cat or dog, you'll notice that as soon as they get up from lying clown awhile, they stretch their bodies from the tip of their heads to the end of their tails.
2 : to pull or draw out in length or width or both : expand, enlarge <Don't stretch my sweater.