Definition Of stretching
(of something soft or elastic) be made or be capable of being made longer or wider without tearing or breaking.
my sweater stretched in the wash
extend or spread over an area or period of time.
the beach stretches for over four miles
make great demands on the capacity or resources of.
the cost of the court case has stretched their finances to the limit
straighten or extend one's body or a part of one's body to its full length, typically so as to tighten one's muscles or in order to reach something.
the cat yawned and stretched