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bend/stretch the rules

Definition of bend/stretch the rules

  1. :  to change or ignore rules <We cannot bend/stretch the rules just for you.>



Word by Word Definitions

bendplay
  1. :  to constrain or strain to tension by curving

    :  to turn or force from straight or even to curved or angular

    :  to force from a proper shape

  1. :  the act or process of bending :  the state of being bent

    :  something that is bent: as

    :  a curved part of a path (as of a stream or road)

  1. :  a diagonal band that runs from the dexter chief to the sinister base on a heraldic shield — compare bend sinister

    :  a knot by which one rope is fastened to another or to some object

stretchplay
  1. :  to extend (as one's limbs or body) in a reclining position

    :  to reach out :  extend

    :  to extend in length

  1. :  an exercise of something (as the understanding or the imagination) beyond ordinary or normal limits

    :  an extension of the scope or application of something

    :  the extent to which something may be stretched

  1. :  easily stretched :  elastic

    :  longer than the standard size

ruleplay rules
  1. :  a prescribed guide for conduct or action

    :  the laws or regulations prescribed by the founder of a religious order for observance by its members

    :  an accepted procedure, custom, or habit

  1. :  to exert control, direction, or influence on

    :  to exercise control over especially by curbing or restraining

    :  to exercise authority or power over often harshly or arbitrarily


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