Meanings

1.
to hyperbolize, to exaggerate
(Only used in contexts where someone makes a situation sound more intense or serious than neutral, for dramatic effect. NOT in the context of showing of and also not used in the context of just shooting the shit with friends.)
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Word Family

Root: *spei-

The core idea of this root was:

sharp point, pointy object

It’s the origin of spike, spoke (of a wheel), spine and possibly also pin.

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