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 first shows mist-filled valleys stretching away from Golcar with Castle Hill rising from the mist in the distance, while the second shows the sun glistening over snow-covered fields at Skelmanthorpe.
"I need to lift my game quickly and get a win here or in the next few weeks and show a guy like Rory, who is kind of stretching away from the rest of us, that someone is going to go with him."
"The lower clubs, such as St Mirren, haven't started well and we're stretching away from them.
Metuisela Talebula sealed the win when stretching away from the Welsh defence in the dying stages of the match.
The 1-4 favourite briefly tilted his head to one side when Tom Queally began to ask him for an effort but the response was unrivalled and by the line he was still stretching away from Excelebration, who had stuck with him to the furlong marker.
Alwaary was asked only to come up the long gallop, but he looked in good nick in stretching away from his lead.
The commercial strip stretching away from the campus is a dead zone of closed markets, laundromats, and video stores.
Instruments have indicated long, metallic objects stretching away from the hub of the circle, which has led the researchers to speculate that it marks the buried remains of a railway turntable.
But Wales were under pressure early on and conceded 19 penalties before stretching away from the Canucks, thanks to a starring role from ex- rug by league ace Iestyn Harris.
The 11-1 shot confirmed the promise of his three placed runs as a two- year-old by stretching away from joint-favourites High Reach and Grand Passion to score cosily in the hands of Dane O'Neill
The Paul Nicholls-trained five-year old jumped fluently in the main for Timmy Murphy before stretching away from Imaginaire for an eased-down 15-length verdict.