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Overdraw   /ˈoʊvərdrˌɔ/   Listen
Overdraw

verb
(past overdrew; past part. overdrawn; pres. part. overdrawing)
1.
Draw more money from than is available.
2.
To enlarge beyond bounds or the truth.  Synonyms: amplify, exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, magnify, overstate.






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"Overdraw" Quotes from Famous Books



... to overdraw the personal peculiarities of the seamen. I remember nothing corresponding at all to the extravagances instanced in my early reading of Colburn's; such as a frigate's watch—say one hundred and fifty men—on liberty in Portsmouth, England, buying up all the gold-laced cocked ...
— From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life • Captain A. T. Mahan



Words linked to "Overdraw" :   hyperbolize, shoot a line, tout, gas, dramatise, bluster, pad, aggrandize, amplify, dramatize, embroider, lard, gasconade, blow up, overemphasize, swash, blow, mislead, boast, misinform, overemphasise, brag, hyperbolise, embellish, overstress, understate, vaunt, draw off, take out, draw, withdraw, aggrandise



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