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.
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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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Sent off the 7-2 jointfavourite, the chestnut travelled well before stretching away to score by an emphatic five lengths from Parnassian.
I didn't go out to take fish-eye pictures but when I walked past One Park West I saw this shot of the building stretching away to infinity and had to take it." The shot is taken in HDR, which combines three shots taken in quick succession into one final photogr aph.
Up until the seventh minute of the last quarter the honours could have gone either way but when Scott Neely, who topped the home scoring with 39 points, let loose another three-pointer to ease Crusaders back in front they never looked back, stretching away to take the match by nine points.
This offers amazing views of sunset, sky and countryside, stretching away to the shallow waters of Morecambe Bay, the part of England topographically most like the Venetian lagoon.
Looking out from the 20th floor of the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, you can see the Burrard Inlet stretching away to the east, snow-capped mountains providing an epic backdrop.
Revealing overcame trouble in running before stretching away to an impressive three length win and is now 6-1 with Coral with 12-1 available with Ladbrokes.