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ex·tend

(eks-tend'),
To straighten a limb, to diminish or extinguish the angle formed by flexion; to place the distal segment of a limb in such a position that its axis is continuous with that of the proximal segment.
[L. ex- tendo, pp. -tensus, to stretch out]

ex·tend

(eks-tend')
To straighten a limb, to diminish or extinguish the angle formed by flexion; to place the distal segment of a limb in such a position that its axis is continuous with that of the proximal segment.
[L. ex-tendo, pp. -tensus, to stretch out]

extend

(ĕk-stĕnd′) [Gr. ex, out, + L. tendere, to stretch]
1. To straighten a joint such as the knee or elbow by increasing the angle formed by the proximal and distal bones.
2. To move forward.
3. To increase the angle between the bones forming a joint.
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I was amused at the appearance of four or five old women who, in a state of utter nudity, with their arms extended flatly down their sides, and holding themselves perfectly erect, were leaping stiffly into the air, like so many sticks bobbing to the surface, after being pressed perpendicularly into the water.
The trip can be extended, and the route changed, by unanimous vote of the passengers.
As he started forward, they poked the ends of their extended clubs towards his ribs to ward him off.
The two policemen advanced on Daughtry and Kwaque with extended clubs.
So the procession, led by the board-of-heath doctor and the sergeant, and brought up in the rear by the policemen with their protectively extended clubs, started through the doorway.
At this moment, to the left, lay extended one of the finest circles of lunar orography, one of the curiosities of this continent.
Inaccessible and wonderfully extended over this soil covered with picturesque projections
Such primary credit ordinarily is extended with minimal administrative burden on the borrower.
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183(e)(4) extended the normal three-year assessment period to a five-year period, an agreement to extend made within that five-year period was timely made and bound C.