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(of a device) Able to be lengthened or spread out
“The suitcase has wheels and an extending handle.”
Involving the extension of a part of the body
Of, pertaining to, resembling, or connected with a peninsula
Extending or growing in an outward direction or movement
Jutting or projecting outwards
The giving of something to someone, especially as part of a formal ceremony
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Present participle for to make longer than before
“The first and second sets of fibers are combined using a false twisting process such that the second fibers do not extend the length of the rope.”
Present participle for to increase in size, amount or degree
“Renovations to the hotel will extend its capacity for guests during the summer months.”
Present participle for to offer or make available
“It is our great pleasure to extend this award to the Centre for Research and Innovation.”
Present participle for to hold (something) out towards someone
“I would then extend my hand to him as a gesture of peace.”
Present participle for to spread from a central point to cover a wider area
“The desert sands of central Western Australia extend right up to the coast at Shark Bay.”
Present participle for to broaden the meaning or scope of
“Over the years, we have made a concerted effort to extend our range of services.”
Present participle for to cause to last longer
“Bruce would decide to extend the concert by playing a few old favorites.”
Present participle for to straighten or spread out (something) at full length
“She is now able to extend her leg fully after successfully completing her rehabilitation from an injury.”
Present participle for to stick or jut out
“Two gravity pipeline laterals would extend from the canal to deliver water to land downstream.”
Present participle for to increase in quantity by weakening or adulterating additions
“The company has been known to extend its ice-cream with thickeners and other additives.”
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