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Outstretch (used only in the partic. --ed), 1) to stretch or measure to the end: “Timon is dead, who hath --ed his span,” Tim. V, 3, 3 (cf. As III, 2, 139).
2) to extend to the utmost: “raught at mountains with --ed arms,” H6C I, 4, 68. “and with his arms --ed, as he would fly, grasps in the comer,” Troil. III, 3, 167.
3) to strain to the utmost: “with an --ed throat I'll tell the world aloud what man thou art,” Meas. II, 4, 153 (cf. Troil. IV, 5, 10). “our monarchs and --ed heroes,” Hml. II, 2, 270 (strained, puffed up, hyper-bolical).
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