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distort

dis·tort

distort

 
 
pronunciation:
dih stort
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: distorted, distorting, distorts
definition 1: to twist out of shape; deform the appearance or functioning of.
The uneven surface of the mirror distorted his reflection.Having the volume too loud distorts the sound.
 
synonyms:
contort, deform, screw, torture
similar words:
disfigure, misshape, twist, warp
definition 2: to falsify or misrepresent.
The actor felt the newspaper article distorted what he had said in the interview.Exaggerating is often harmless, but it does distort the truth.
synonyms:
falsify, misrepresent, pervert, twist, warp
similar words:
bend, color, doctor, embellish, embroider, exaggerate, garble, mangle, misconstrue, misinterpret, misstate, overdraw, slant, varnish, wrench
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derivations: distortive (adj.), distorter (n.)
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