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I train my muscles, and I do a lot of stretching, and try to kick higher. But for me, practicing kung-fu is a way to relax myself.
Stephen Chow

Meaning of "stretching" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF STRETCHING

stretching  [ˈstrɛtʃɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF STRETCHING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Stretching is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES STRETCHING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

stretching

Stretching

Stretching is a form of physical exercise in which a specific muscle or tendon is deliberately flexed or stretched in order to improve the muscle's felt elasticity and achieve comfortable muscle tone. The result is a feeling of increased muscle control, flexibility and range of motion. Stretching is also used therapeutically to alleviate cramps. In its most basic form, stretching is a natural and instinctive activity; it is performed by humans and many other animals. It can be accompanied by yawning. Stretching often occurs instinctively after waking from sleep, after long periods of inactivity, or after exiting confined spaces and areas. Increasing flexibility through stretching is one of the basic tenets of physical fitness. It is common for athletes to stretch before and after exercise in order to reduce injury and increase performance. Stretching can be dangerous when performed incorrectly.

Definition of stretching in the English dictionary

The definition of stretching in the dictionary is the activity of straightening your arms and legs and tightening the muscles.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH STRETCHING


approaching
əˈprəʊtʃɪŋ
branching
ˈbrɑːntʃɪŋ
catching
ˈkætʃɪŋ
Ching
tʃɪŋ
Chongqing
ˈtʃʊŋˈtʃɪŋ
coaching
ˈkəʊˌtʃɪŋ
enriching
ɪnˈrɪtʃɪŋ
etching
ˈɛtʃɪŋ
fetching
ˈfɛtʃɪŋ
itching
ˈɪtʃɪŋ
Kuching
ˈkuːtʃɪŋ
launching
ˈlɔːntʃɪŋ
matching
ˈmætʃɪŋ
overarching
ˌəʊvərˈɑːtʃɪŋ
scorching
ˈskɔːtʃɪŋ
scratching
ˈskrætʃɪŋ
searching
ˈsɜːtʃɪŋ
stitching
ˈstɪtʃɪŋ
teaching
ˈtiːtʃɪŋ
touching
ˈtʌtʃɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE STRETCHING

stretch
stretch a point
stretch limo
stretch limousine
stretch mark
stretch one´s legs
stretchability
stretchable
stretched
stretcher
stretcher bearer
stretcher case
stretcher party
stretcher-bearer
stretchier
stretchiest
stretchiness
stretchless
stretchmarks
stretchy

WORDS THAT END LIKE STRETCHING

aching
anything
bewitching
birdwatching
bitching
couching
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eye-catching
far-reaching
geocaching
girl-watching
penny-pinching
quenching
ranching
retching
screeching
soul-searching
squelching
thatching
twitching
whale watching

Synonyms and antonyms of stretching in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «STRETCHING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «stretching» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of stretching

Translation of «stretching» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF STRETCHING

Find out the translation of stretching to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of stretching from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «stretching» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

拉伸
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

estiramiento
570 millions of speakers

English

stretching
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खींच
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تمتد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

растяжения
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

alongamento
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রসারিত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

étirage
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Meregangkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Dehnung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

引き伸ばし
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

스트레칭
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Regane
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kéo dài
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நீட்சி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लांबणीवर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

germe
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

stiramento
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rozciąganie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

розтягування
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

întindere
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τέντωμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

strek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sträckning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

stretching
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of stretching

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «STRETCHING»

The term «stretching» is very widely used and occupies the 10.996 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «STRETCHING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about stretching

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10 QUOTES WITH «STRETCHING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word stretching.
1
Herb Alpert
I wake up in the morning, I do a little stretching exercises, pick up the horn and play.
2
Richie Benaud
It was sad leaving the BBC; not quite like being divorced, but you don't leave after a period stretching from 1960 to 1999 without feeling a certain number of pangs.
3
Jeremy Bentham
Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet.
4
Buffalo Bill
The first trip of the Pony Express was made in ten days - an average of two hundred miles a day. But we soon began stretching our riders and making better time.
5
John Brough
He gave us the lakes for our Northern boundary, and the rivers stretching to the seas upon whose waters floats our commerce to the nations of the world; while man has done all that can be done by science to bind us together.
6
Jackson Browne
I love to read. I love to stretch. In the morning, I get up, and if I'm not in a hurry, I will lie on the floor on a rug, look through some books and magazines, and maybe listen to music and try to do stretching exercises to tune up.
7
John Byng
By this time it was past six, and the enemy's van and ours were at too great a distance to engage, I perceived some of their ships stretching to the northward; and I imagined they were going to form a new line.
8
Lynne Cheney
Casper Wyo., population 18,000 when I was born, was large enough to hold the surprises of civilization, but small enough that the prairie was close by - for some in our town, right out the front door - stretching on forever, under the great curving sky.
9
Stephen Chow
I train my muscles, and I do a lot of stretching, and try to kick higher. But for me, practicing kung-fu is a way to relax myself.
10
Diane Cilento
The best part of learning any profession, when you're really going through those huge stretching escalated times of learning and energy, is when you want to do it so much.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «STRETCHING»

Discover the use of stretching in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to stretching and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Stretching
"Stretching" has been updated in this revised 30th edition, with: 10 new stretching routines for office workers and computer operators tips on office ergonomics and preventing repetitive stress injuries new 2-color design
Bob Anderson, 2010
2
Facilitated Stretching, 4E:
Facilitated Stretching, Fourth Edition, examines techniques and guidelines for PNF stretches in a variety of settings.
Robert McAtee, 2013
3
Stretching For Dummies
This plain-English guide starts you on a safe, healthy stretching regimen, giving you an array of practices for home, work, and on the go as well as specific stretches for target areas, such as the back.
LaReine Chabut, 2011
4
Dynamic Stretching: The Revolutionary New Warm-up Method to ...
That is why so many top trainers recommend dynamic stretches. Dynamic Stretching teaches how to effectively prepare your body for physical activity while simultaneously improving strength, power, speed, agility and endurance.
Mark Kovacs, 2009
5
The Anatomy of Stretching
An in-depth instructional manual on the anatomy of the stretching body features full-color illustrations that demonstrate how muscles are worked during 115 key stretches, in a reference that discusses the benefits of stretching, rules for ...
Brad Walker, 2007
6
Stretching Exercises Encyclopedia
Presents a series of stretching exercises, complete with anatomical illustrations that show the different muscle groups involved in each move, instructions on adopting proper postures, and tips on avoiding common mistakes.
Oscar Moran, 2012
7
Stretching
Stretching improves flexibility and energizes the body, but it is also important for good posture. Over our lifetimes, the constant downward pull of gravity and the dehydrating effects of aging cause us gradually to hunch our shoulders and— more ...
Suzanne Martin, Stephanie Richards, 2005
8
The Stretching Handbook
The Stretching DVD is based on the best selling publication the Stretching Handbook, by Australian exercise scientist and sports trainer, Brad Walker.
Brad Walker, 2007
9
Ultimate Flexiblity: Complete Guide to Stretching for ...
Ultimate Flexibility is the book you've been waiting for.
Sang H. Kim, 2010
10
"Stretching" Exercises for Qualitative Researchers
This Third Edition provides a series of exercises that are both imaginative and immensely practical in helping students to see the artistic side of research.
Valerie J. Janesick, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «STRETCHING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term stretching is used in the context of the following news items.
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Cristiano Ronaldo Shows Off His Bulge During Impressive …
A photo posted by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) on Jul 22, 2015 at 2:20am PDT. Ronaldo captioned the skin-baring bulge pics simply with "stretching time.". «E! Online, Jul 15»
2
KEEPING FIT: Stretching enhances joint flexibility and strengthens …
Based on study results, it appears that resistance training and stretching exercise are complementary activities that enhance strength development when both ... «Milford Daily News, Jun 15»
3
Movement-based warmup beats static stretching
Perhaps you've even done that kind of preactivity stretching yourself. Unfortunately, static stretching — holding a stretch position for 30 to 60 seconds — will only ... «Waterloo Record, May 15»
4
Stretching won't prevent tendon injuries
But a new analysis of past research finds that stretching doesn't help and might even raise the risk of injury for some. Shock absorbing insoles, and hormone ... «Reuters, Apr 15»
5
Stretching One Great Teacher Across Many Classrooms
And, since we haven't yet figured out how to clone our best teachers, a few schools around the country are trying something like it: Stretching them across ... «NPR, Mar 15»
6
5 Surprising Facts About Stretching
As runners, we all know stretching is important, but do you know why? Have you ever wondered exactly what happens to your tendons and muscles when you ... «U.S. News & World Report, Mar 15»
7
No excuse for Sakers' import's imprudent stretching
Changwon LG Sakers' player Davon Jefferson was kicked off the team Friday, two days after he was stretching his body while Korea's national anthem played ... «Korea Times, Mar 15»
8
TDs and Senators investigate 'fuel stretching'
He said it had not yet been determined if the contamination had been accidental or was the result of the practice known as “petrol stretching”, which involves ... «Irish Times, Dec 14»
9
What the duck? Platypus-lover spends SEVEN YEARS stretching his …
The 26 year old from Russia has put himself through hours of excruciating pain stretching eight parts of his face beyond all recognition to achieve his bizarre ... «Mirror.co.uk, Nov 14»
10
Why Stretching Is a Waste of Time for Runners
Once she abandoned her post-run stretch session, she said her hip started feeling better. "I always assumed stretching was part of the solution for my running ... «ABC News, Oct 14»

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