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stretch

1. slang An exaggeration beyond what is true, likely, or logical. I'm not too fond of taxes either, but claiming they are the cause of all our problems is quite a stretch. A: "Another round of layoffs. I bet the boss gets off on firing people, just because he can ." B: "Come on now, don't you think that's a bit of a stretch?"
2. slang A term in prison or jail. I did a stretch in Sing Sing a few years ago. Those were the worst five years of my life. She's headed for a seven-year-stretch in federal prison for her involvement in the scandal.
3. slang A term of address for a particularly tall person. How's it going, stretch? Nice view from up there?
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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?
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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In the above equation, [t.sub.d] is the strain time, i.e., the time the film spends in the stretch gap during the stretching process, and [epsilon] is the elongation.
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.
Another reason athletes stretch is because they believe it helps to prevent or treat sore muscles.
Contract Relax: Passive placement of the restricted muscle into a position of stretch followed by an isometric contraction of the restricted muscle.
Williams, "Effect of intermittent stretch on immobilised muscle," Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, vol.
General and specific warm-up with dynamic stretch: This condition followed the same protocol as condition 1, however there was an addition of a sport specific warm-up, which included three-sprint specific exercises performed in random order.
USATF Stretch Study, August 2010, http://www.usatf.org/stretchStudy/index.asp
Become disciplined to stretch by adding it to your daily routine or training programme.
Pacing--a stretch should be controlled and performed at a slow pace rather than quickly without focus or awareness.
A stretch film or stretch wrap dispenser is most often referring to a hand held tool used to dispense stretch film.
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