stretch away

stretch away

1. To extend or expand outward or away (from someone or something). The river suddenly opened up as it joined the ocean and stretched away to the horizon. Just the tip of the massive ice berg was visible, the rest of it stretching away into the fog. Lush green fields stretch away from my grandfather's cabin as far as the eye can see.
2. To extend something outward or away (from someone or something). In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "stretch" and "away." I stretched the phone away from my ear in alarm when she started shouting on the other end. She stretched the animal away from her body to keep it from scratching or biting her.
3. To transport someone away (from or to something) in a stretcher. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "stretch" and "away." We stretched the man away to a local medical center to administer some emergency treatment. The last thing I saw was the doctors stretching away your mother to the emergency room.
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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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It was nine and it's down to seven but we need to stretch away again.
Carnival season is just a stretch away, but why not start dressing up ahead of time?
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.
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.
These two linear avenues stretch away from Erddig house and create an illusion of perspective, the garden disappearing away into the distance.
The home side managed to stretch away at the end to give the game an eight-point winning margin.