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1 Extend or stretch out (something, especially a hand or arm)‘I walked with my arms outstretched’
extend, proffer, offer, present, outstretch, reach out, stretch out, put out, hold forthView synonyms
- ‘Ethan rose to his feet and outstretched his arms, opening and holding the book out.’
- ‘She outstretched her hand in an attempt to halt her already dashing sister, but she was too far.’
- ‘He outstretched his arm as a gesture of invitation for her to accept his offer.’
- ‘Upon noticing her state he hurriedly outstretched his hand and mumbled an apology as he helped her off of the ground.’
- ‘Annabelle nodded, outstretching her arms towards the little child.’
- ‘At the very last moment, the figure outstretched his arm towards the hurled knife and opened his palm wide.’
- ‘Each of the teenagers outstretched their hands in turn to give a handshake.’
- ‘I turned to see the awakening Eli outstretching his arms, mouth wide open.’
- ‘When Jenny turned her head back to David, the boy had already outstretched his hand to her.’
- ‘Andrew outstretched his hand to Elizabeth as she descended the last several steps.’
- ‘I walked over to her, sat down beside her, and I outstretched my arms to give her a hug.’
- ‘All you do is outstretch your arms and begin spinning - slowly at first and then faster and faster.’
- ‘Everything went blank and he gave in and outstretched his hand to Jesse.’
- ‘She pushed the thoughts from her head and outstretched her hand to summon an automobile.’
- ‘He looked up and saw the man outstretching a hand to her.’
- ‘She outstretched her arm in his direction but was dragged the rest of the way by our prince.’
- 1.1Go beyond the limit of.‘their good intentions far outstretched their capacity to offer help’
- ‘Some athletes clearly possess talent that outstretches their capacity for hard work, while other athletes overachieve as a result of ferocious dedication, teamwork, and attention to detail.’
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