bend the truth

Definition of bend the truth

  1. :  to say something that is not true or that misleads people but that is usually not regarded as a serious or harmful lie When he tells people he's from Manhattan he's bending the truth a little since he really grew up in Brooklyn.

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: such as

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

  1. :  a diagonal band that runs from the dexter chief (see 3chief 1) to the sinister base (see 1base 4) on a heraldic shield — compare bend sinister

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

truthplay
  1. :  fidelity, constancy

    :  sincerity in action, character, and utterance

    :  the state of being the case :  fact


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