distort

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin distortum, past participle of distorquēre (to twist, torture, distort)

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

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

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Adjective[edit]

distort (comparative more distort, superlative most distort)

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