stretch away from (someone or something)

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stretch away from (someone or something)

1. To extend or expand outward or away from someone or something. The river suddenly opened up as it joined the ocean, the water stretching away from us for miles and miles. 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 in a stretcher. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "stretch" and "away." Dozens of EMTs began stretching survivors away from the accident to administer some emergency treatment. The last thing I saw was the doctors stretching your mother away from her room.
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The options put forward by Transport scotland would mean rerouting the 26-mile stretch away from the current road.
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.
Connacht failed to stretch away from Zebre at home in round one and lost 18-7 at home to Ulster last Saturday.
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.
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 overnight leader looked set to stretch away from the field but he finished on three- over 140 after bad weather hit the late starters at Elgin.
Above, she laid tiles parallel to the diagonal wall; their lines stretch away from the house, giving an illusion of greater distance.