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1‘the conflict was exaggerated by the media’
overstate, overemphasize, overstress, overestimate, overvalue, magnify, amplify, aggrandize, inflate
embellish, embroider, colour, elaborate, over-elaborate, oversell, overdraw, overplay, dramatize
hyperbolize, add colour, stretch the truth, catastrophize
informal pile it on, lay it on thick, lay it on with a shovel, lay it on with a trowel, make a mountain out of a molehill, blow something out of all proportion, make a drama out of a crisis, make a big thing of
British informal shoot a line
archaic draw the longbow
play down, understate
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