stretch away to

stretch away to (someone or something)

1. To extend or expand outward in the direction of someone or something. Staring out at the ocean from our dinghy in the middle of the sea, the water seemed to stretch away to the very edge of the Earth. The lush green fields stretched away to the dark forest that bordered my grandfather's land.
2. To transport someone away to or toward something or some place. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "stretch" and "away." They stretched the survivors away to an emergency medical shelter they had erected near the site of the accident. The last thing I saw was the doctors stretching away your mother to the emergency room.
See also: away, stretch

stretch away to

some place to extend as far as some place. The forest stretched away to the horizon. The river stretched away to the sea.
See also: away, stretch
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The gardens have been landscaped with an ornamental pond with bridge and lawns, with planted beds that stretch away to the backdrop of mature trees.
And they built on this after the turn to stretch away to 27-15.
Crusaders were desperate for inspiration as the visitors began to take control and by the end of the third period had moved in front 53-51, and then a flurry of points early in the last session saw Kingston stretch away to 70-57.