WORD of the WEEK: EXTEND

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EXTEND

ex·tend


[ik-stend]

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verb (used with object)

1.

to stretch out; draw out to the full length:

He extended the measuring tape as far as it would go.

2.

to stretch, draw, or arrange in a given direction, or so as to reach aparticular point, as a cord, wall, or line of troops.

3.

to stretch forth or hold out, as the arm or hand:

to extend one's hand in greeting.

4.

to place at full length, especially horizontally, as the body or limbs.

5.

to increase the length or duration of; lengthen; prolong:

to extend a visit.

6.

to stretch out in various or all directions; expand; spread out in area:

A huge tent was extended over the field.

7.

to enlarge the scope of, or make more comprehensive, as operations,influence, or meaning: