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distort

dis·tort

distort

 
 
pronunciation:
dih stort
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part of speech: verb
inflections: distorted, distorting, distorts
definition 1: to twist out of shape; change the way a thing looks or acts.
The ripples in the pond distorted his reflection.
 
synonyms:
deform
similar words:
disfigure, twist, warp
definition 2: to make false or change the meaning of.
A good newspaper article does not distort the news.Exaggerating and lying are two ways of distorting the truth.
synonyms:
twist, warp
similar words:
color, embroider, exaggerate, mangle, slant, varnish
derivations: distortive (adj.), distorter (n.)
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