I have been reading a book and these days I find this word many times. I couldn't find out the meaning of it. Could you please help me?

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  • Um... do you mean "outstretched"? Have you looked at a dictionary? What don't you understand? – Catija Jun 21 '16 at 20:53
  • This is an example i found i dictionary (They ran towards each other with arms outstretched, ) thanks – nest Jun 21 '16 at 20:57
  • ...and what does the dictionary definition say? – Kristina Lopez Jun 21 '16 at 22:17

The sentences

They ran towards each other with arms outstretched,


They ran towards each other with arms stretched out,

say the same thing.

If you know that "to stretch out one's arms" means to fix one's arms so as to be ready to hug someone else, then ipso facto you know the meaning of "arms outstretched". In other words, the two sentences mean the same thing.

In your example, the people running towards one another are excited or eager (or both) to embrace (or hug) each other.

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