stretch the truth

stretch the truth

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  • stretch the truth — index fabricate (make up), perjure, prevaricate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • stretch the truth —    When you stretch the truth, you exaggerate the facts or say things that are not exactly true.     Some candidates are tempted to stretch the truth about their skills or work experience …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • stretch the truth — add to a true story, include lies with the truth    Al was stretching the truth. He said the waves were 60 feet high …   English idioms

  • stretch the truth — verb to exaggerate, often to the point where the truth is obscured or lost …   Wiktionary

  • stretch the truth — Synonyms and related words: aggrandize, amplify, ballyhoo, be untruthful, build up, burlesque, caricature, carry too far, deceive, draw the longbow, equivocate, exaggerate, falsify, fib, go to extremes, hyperbolize, lay it on, lie, lie flatly,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • To Tell the Truth — infobox television show name = To Tell the Truth caption = Show logo, 1973 78 format = Game show rating = TV G runtime = 30 minutes with commercials creator = Bob Stewart, for Mark Goodson Bill Todman Productions starring = Bud Collyer (host,… …   Wikipedia

  • stretch — [strech] vt. [ME strecchen < OE streccan, akin to Ger strecken < IE * sterg < base * (s)ter , to be stiff, rigid > STARE] 1. to hold out or reach out; extend [to stretch out a helping hand] 2. to cause (the body or limbs) to reach out …   English World dictionary

  • Stretch — Stretch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stretched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stretching}.] [OE. strecchen, AS. streccan; akin to D. strekken, G. strecken, OHG. strecchen, Sw. str[ a]cka, Dan. str[ae]kke; cf. AS. str[ae]ck, strec, strong, violent, G. strack… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stretch — stretch1 W3S3 [stretʃ] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(make something bigger/looser)¦ 2¦(body)¦ 3¦(reach)¦ 4¦(make something tight)¦ 5¦(time/series)¦ 6¦(in space)¦ 7 stretch your legs 8 stretch (somebody s) patience/credulity 9¦(rule/limit)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • truth — n. 1) to ascertain, elicit, establish, find; face, face up to; search for, seek the truth 2) to reveal; tell the truth 3) to distort, stretch the truth 4) the absolute, cold, gospel, naked, plain, sober, unvarnished truth 5) the awful; bitter;… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • stretch — 1 verb 1 MAKE STH BIGGER/LOOSER a) (I, T) to make something bigger or looser by pulling it, or to become bigger or looser as a result of being pulled: My big, blue sweater has stretched completely out of shape. b) (intransitive not in… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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