verb. (1) (a) To maintain high expectations combined with sharp criticism with the intent to advance the performance of another; esp. To combine harsh assessment and feedback in an academic environment to promote learning. (b) To zero out. (2) To get good.
noun. (1) One who steches. (2) An individual of high standards who applies the same to his surroundings.
When the professor couldn't open the assignment his student submitted because it was in a *.eps format, he steched the work with a zero and left the comment, "Next time use an industry standard document type that I can read."
Teacher 1: Did you see that sweet mechanism that student made? I've never seen a wheelchair move so effortlessly.
Teacher 2: Yeah, but that clown used 304 Stainless instead of 316. So I sided with my inner Stech and gave him a C.