stretch away to (someone or something)

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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.
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The sea stretched away to the south-west, to rise into a sharp bright horizon against the wan sky.
While waiting for them, I stood looking out over the river, my back toward the woods that stretched away to the east behind me.
The highway had lain through the swelling vineyard country, which stretched away to the north and east in gentle curves, with many a peeping spire and feudal tower, and cluster of village houses, all clear cut and hard in the bright wintry air.
Kovera had previously finished second at Southwell and connections may well want to run him again soon given that he stretched away to win by 18 lengths.
Gallagher held a 4-2 lead after five ends, but Humphreys slowly grew into the game and with a run of eight consecutive winning ends, he stretched away to a 15-6 victory.
Back on quicker terrain for the Arkle, Paddy Brennan's mount, a 33-1 shot, looked a threat to Willie Mullins' hotpot at the last before Un De Sceaux stretched away to win by six lengths.
Hymenaios raced in a mid position till entering the straight and started to improve inside the last 300 metres, who then stretched away to win quite comfortably.
Burnage built up a 19-5 interval lead and stretched away to 31-5 after the break.
KENYAN Ezekiel Cherop stretched away to a convincing victory in the Hatton 5- mile multi-terrain run.
He stretched away to secure a wide-margin win when stepped up to three miles on his latest outing and is up to winning another outing over timber.
Solihull and Small Heath' s Tom Parsons shrugged off a failure at his opening height of 2.05m to take second place in the high jump with a successful third attempt clearance at 2.18m After Cannock and Stafford's AAA 5,000m silver medallist Tom Humphries had made most of the early running, Birmingham University steeplechaser Luke Gunn, running as a guest competitor, stretched away to win in the 3,000m flat race from AAA Under-23 5000m champion Scott Overall (Windsor, Slough, Eton and Hounslow) Rebecca Peake who, like Gunn, hails from Derby, built on her confidence-boosting performance at the European Under 23Championships by winning the women's shot put event with a second-round effort of 15.41m.
A sluggish start saw bogeys cost him the first two holes against the former US Open champion, who stretched away to a five-hole lead after only eight.
The six-year-old, who has struck up such a fine relationship with Joe Fanning over the past couple of seasons, stretched away to score by two-and-a-half-lengths.
He stretched away to win as he pleased by 15 lengths from Bear On Board with Artic Jack 21 lengths back in third.
David Evans sent the gelding clear early in the straight and he stretched away to leave the rest toiling in his wake.