get out of proportion

Definition of get out of proportion

  1. :  to become larger, worse, or more important (than something really is or should be) Their fears have gotten (totally/completely) out of proportion.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. :  a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

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  1. :  harmonious relation of parts to each other or to the whole :  balance, symmetry

    :  proper or equal share

    :  quota, percentage

  1. :  to adjust (a part or thing) in size relative to other parts or things

    :  to make the parts of harmonious or symmetrical

    :  apportion, allot


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