(см.) by a long stretch of the imagination

(см.) by a long stretch of the imagination
Idiomatic expression: by a long stretch

Универсальный русско-английский словарь. . 2011.

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  • stretch — stretch1 W3S3 [stretʃ] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(make something bigger/looser)¦ 2¦(body)¦ 3¦(reach)¦ 4¦(make something tight)¦ 5¦(time/series)¦ 6¦(in space)¦ 7 stretch your legs 8 stretch (somebody s) patience/credulity 9¦(rule/limit)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stretch — [[t]stre̱tʃ[/t]] ♦♦♦ stretches, stretching, stretched 1) VERB: no cont Something that stretches over an area or distance covers or exists in the whole of that area or distance. [V prep/adv] The procession stretched for several miles... [V… …   English dictionary

  • stretch — stretch1 [ stretʃ ] verb *** ▸ 1 make longer/wider ▸ 2 make smooth/tight ▸ 3 make body part straight ▸ 4 continue in space/time ▸ 5 be/have enough money ▸ 6 use money/supplies ▸ 7 not be reasonable ▸ 8 make someone use ability ▸ 9 make seem… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stretch — I UK [stretʃ] / US verb Word forms stretch : present tense I/you/we/they stretch he/she/it stretches present participle stretching past tense stretched past participle stretched *** 1) [transitive] to pull something to make it longer or wider I… …   English dictionary

  • stretch — 1 verb 1 MAKE STH BIGGER/LOOSER a) (I, T) to make something bigger or looser by pulling it, or to become bigger or looser as a result of being pulled: My big, blue sweater has stretched completely out of shape. b) (intransitive not in… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • imagination — [[t]ɪmæ̱ʤɪne͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] ♦♦♦ imaginations 1) N VAR Your imagination is the ability that you have to form pictures or ideas in your mind of things that are new and exciting, or things that you have not experienced. Antonia is a woman with a vivid… …   English dictionary

  • stretch — stretchable, adj. stretchability, n. /strech/, v.t. 1. to draw out or extend (oneself, a body, limbs, wings, etc.) to the full length or extent (often fol. by out): to stretch oneself out on the ground. 2. to hold out, reach forth, or extend (one …   Universalium

  • stretch*/*/ — [stretʃ] verb I 1) [I/T] if you stretch something, or if it stretches, it becomes longer or wider when you pull it Can you stretch the material a little?[/ex] My jumper stretched the first time I washed it.[/ex] 2) [T] to pull something so that… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • stretch — 1. verb a) To lengthen by pulling. I stretched the rubber band until it almost broke. b) To lengthen when pulled. The rubber band stretched almost to the breaking point. 2. noun …   Wiktionary

  • The Anniversary Party — Infobox Film name = The Anniversary Party caption = Original poster director = Jennifer Jason Leigh Alan Cumming producer = Jennifer Jason Leigh Alan Cumming writer = Jennifer Jason Leigh Alan Cumming starring = Jennifer Jason Leigh Alan Cumming… …   Wikipedia

  • The Vatican —     The Vatican     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Vatican     This subject will be treated under the following heads:     I. Introduction; II. Architectural History of the Vatican Palace; III. Description of the Palace; IV. Description of the… …   Catholic encyclopedia


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