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Definitions of distort

  1. twist and press out of shape Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. alter the shape of (something) by stress; "His body was deformed by leprosy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. distort; "My personal feelings color my judgment in this case" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. affect as in thought or feeling; "My personal feelings color my judgment in this case"; "The sadness tinged his life" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. Distorted; misshapen. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To twist of natural or regular shape; to twist aside physically; as, to distort the limbs, or the body. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To force or put out of the true posture or direction; to twist aside mentally or morally. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To wrest from the true meaning; to pervert; as, to distort passages of Scripture, or their meaning. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To twist or turn from the natural shape; turn from the true meaning. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Distortion. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To twist or turn a different way: to force out of the natural or regular shape or direction: to turn aside from the true meaning: to pervert. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. To twist out of shape or direction; pervert. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. To twist into an unnatural form; misinterpret; pervert. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. To twist or force out of natural or regular shape, attitude, or direction; to wrest or pervert from the true meaning. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. To twist out of a natural or regular shape; to put out of its natural posture; to wrest from the true meaning; to pervert. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. dis-tort', v.t. to turn a different way: to force out of the natural or regular shape or direction: to turn aside from the true meaning: to pervert: to misrepresent.--p.adj. DISTORT'ED.--n. DISTOR'TION, a twisting out of regular shape: crookedness: perversion.--adj. DISTORT'IVE, causing distortion. [L. dis, asunder, torqu[=e]re, tortum, to twist.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  19. Put out of shape, make crooked or unshapely. (actually or, as by curved mirror &c., apparently); misrepresent (motives, facts, statements). Hence or cogn. distortedly adv., distortion n., distortional a. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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