Definitions of distort

  1. To twist of natural or regular shape; to twist aside physically; as, to distort the limbs, or the body. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To force or put out of the true posture or direction; to twist aside mentally or morally. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To wrest from the true meaning; to pervert; as, to distort passages of Scripture, or their meaning. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To twist out of shape or direction; pervert. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To twist into an unnatural form; misinterpret; pervert. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. distort; "My personal feelings color my judgment in this case" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. affect as in thought or feeling; "My personal feelings color my judgment in this case"; "The sadness tinged his life" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Distortion. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Distorted; misshapen. Webster Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for distort

  1. Violent emotions, which sometimes move to tears and sometimes to the appearance of laughter, no doubt distort the muscles of the mouth; this, however, is not genuine laughter, but a convulsion and a pain. – A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh
  2. There's never any need to distort the truth. – Dead Giveaway by Gordon Randall Garrett