verb-transitive: To stretch excessively; overstrain.
verb-transitive: To stretch or extend over.
verb-intransitive: To stretch one's body or muscles to the point of strain or injury.
Angliško žodžio naudojimo pavyzdys:
The EFCC had also begged the court to send them to prison custody till the time the ruling would be delivered owing to what it called overstretch of its detention facilities.
Its army is in overstretch, with some tales of poor morale floating about.
We get a few ritual whimpers about "overstretch" and then Liam crawls back in his box.
Since military issues have been in the news of late (although overshadowed by other events) – not least Afghanistan and the "overstretch" suffered by British forces – I intend later today (early evening, British time) to publish a post explaining why Butcher's story is so wide of the mark, together with an analysis of the current Israeli military operation, and its implications for both US and British forces in the war against terror.
The real point is that the most pressing issues in Helmand and elsewhere are "overstretch" – not enough troops – and crap equipment.