Definition of stretch the truth
- He was stretching the truth to make the story more interesting.
: to extend (one's limbs, one's body, etc.) in a reclining position
: to reach out : extend
: to extend in length
: an exercise of something (such 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
: easily stretched : elastic
: longer than the standard size
: 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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