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overstretch

(ō′vər-strĕch′)
v. over·stretched, over·stretching, over·stretches
v.tr.
1. To extend or use beyond what is reasonable, usual or proper: The army is overstretched in its deployments.
2. To subject to undue strain: employees who are overstretched working overtime.
3. To stretch (one's muscles or another body part) to the point of strain or injury.
v.intr.
To stretch one's body or muscles to the point of strain or injury.
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Deviation from the three normal curves leads to overstretching the supportive structures of the back, such as the ligaments, joints and muscles.
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If the prize is big enough I think you can keep overstretching, you should be able to," O'Neill said.
We would not be overstretching our forces if it was a short-term operation.