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stretch a point

Definition of stretch a point

  1. :  to describe something as somewhat larger or greater than it really is :  to exaggerate slightly <Although it may be stretching a point to say that this was his best win ever, it was nevertheless impressive.>



Word by Word Definitions

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

pointplay
  1. :  an individual detail :  item

    :  a distinguishing detail

    :  the most important essential in a discussion or matter

  1. :  to furnish with a point :  sharpen

    :  to give added force, emphasis, or piquancy to

    :  to scratch out the old mortar from the joints of (as a brick wall) and fill in with new material


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