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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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.