Distort
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Distort

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin distortum, past participle of distorque? ("to twist, torture, distort")

Pronunciation

Verb

distort (third-person singular simple present distorts, present participle distorting, simple past and past participle distorted)

  1. (transitive) To bring something out of shape, to misshape.
  2. (intransitive, ergative) To become misshapen.
  3. (transitive) To give a false or misleading account of
    In their articles, journalists sometimes distort the truth.

Synonyms

  • (to bring something out of shape): deform

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

Adjective

distort (comparative more distort, superlative most distort)

  1. (obsolete) Distorted; misshapen.
    • Spenser
      Her face was ugly and her mouth distort.

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