Definition of bend the truth
- When he tells people he's from Manhattan he's bending the truth a little since he really grew up in Brooklyn.
: 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
: 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)
: the body of real things, events, and facts : actuality
: the state of being the case : fact
: a transcendent fundamental or spiritual reality
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