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[编辑] GRE 红宝书

  • v. 延展, 延长; 舒展 ( 肢体)
  • [英] v. 延展, 延长 ( make sth longer or larger) ; 舒展 ( 肢体) ( stretch out the body or a limb at full length)
  • [记] ex ( 出) +tend ( 伸展) -> 伸出去 -> 扩张
  • [同] 派生词: extension ( n. 伸长, 延展, 提供)

[编辑] Webster Collegiate


  • Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French estendre, from Latin extendere, from ex- + tendere to stretch — more at thin
  • Date: 14th century
  • transitive verb
    • 1. to spread or stretch forth ; unbend <extended both her arms>
    • 2.
      • a. to stretch out to fullest length
      • b. to cause (as a horse) to move at full stride
      • c. to exert (oneself) to full capacity <could work long and hard without seeming to extend himself>
      • d.
        • (1) to increase the bulk of (as by adding a cheaper substance or a modifier)
        • (2) adulterate
    • 3. \[Middle English, from Medieval Latin extendere (from Latin) or Anglo-French estendre, from Old French\]
      • a. British to take possession of (as lands) by a writ of extent
      • b. obsolete to take by force
    • 4.
      • a. to make the offer of ; proffer <extending aid to the needy><extending their greetings>
      • b. to make available <extending credit to customers>
    • 5.
      • a. to cause to reach (as in distance or scope) <national authority was extended over new territories>
      • b. to cause to be longer ; prolong <extend the side of a triangle><extended their visit another day>; also to prolong the time of payment of
      • c. advance, further <extending her potential through job training>
    • 6.
      • a. to cause to be of greater area or volume ; enlarge <extended the patio to the back of the house>
      • b. to increase the scope, meaning, or application of ; broaden <beauty, I suppose, opens the heart, extends the consciousness — Algernon Blackwood><extending the meaning of the word>
      • c. archaic exaggerate
  • intransitive verb
    • 1. to stretch out in distance, space, or time ; reach <their jurisdiction extended over the whole area>
    • 2. to reach in scope or application <his concern extends beyond mere business to real service to his customers>
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