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stretcher

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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ldoce_321_astretcherstretch‧er1 /ˈstretʃə $ -ər/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 ldoce_321.png MHa type of bed used for carrying someone who is too injured or ill to walk
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stretcherRight in the middle is a stretcher.A woman who had just given birth was being lifted off a stretcher.I felt a right idiot, being carried out on a stretcher, everybody gawping at me.Buffalo hunters usually worked in parties of four, with one shooter, two skinners, and one hide stretcher and cook.The mortuary van had moved closer to the rim of the hollow and the stretcher was being manoeuvred into place.
stretcherstretcher2 verb [transitive always + adverb/preposition] British English 🔊 🔊 CARRYto carry someone on a stretcherbe stretchered off/into etc 🔊 Ward was stretchered off early in the game.→ See Verb table
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be stretchered off/into etcSubstitute Warzycha was forced on to the field after only ten minutes after Ward was stretchered off.But Ward was stretchered off with a broken leg after a challenge by Mark Atkins, who was booked for the tackle.Right-winger Alan Linton was the first casualty when he was stretchered off with a double break to a leg after 16 minutes.
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Verb table
stretcher (BrE)
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theystretcher (BrE)
he, she, itstretchers (BrE)
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theystretchered (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave stretchered
he, she, ithas stretchered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad stretchered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill stretcher
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have stretchered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam stretchering
he, she, itis stretchering
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you, we, theyare stretchering
Past
I, he, she, itwas stretchering
you, we, theywere stretchering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been stretchering
he, she, ithas been stretchering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been stretchering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be stretchering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been stretchering
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