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Sep
29
2014

distort

dih stort

transitive verb
definition 1:  to twist out of shape; deform the appearance or functioning of.
example:  The uneven surface of the mirror distorted his reflection.
example:  Having the volume too loud distorts the sound.

definition 2:  to falsify or misrepresent.
example:  The actor felt the newspaper article distorted what he had said in the interview.
example:  Exaggerating is often harmless, but it does distort the truth.

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Collocations:    Words often used in combination with the transitive verb distort

distort + NOUN:    ~ truth, ~ reality, ~ meaning, ~ intent, ~ judgment, ~ perception, ~ vision, ~ reflection, ~ image, ~ shape, ~ picture

ADVERB + distort:    subtly ~ , slightly ~ , somewhat ~ , seriously ~ , badly ~ , terribly ~ ,  severely ~ , totally ~ , fundamentally ~ ,  radically ~ , grotesquely ~ , deliberately ~ , intentionally ~ , purposely ~ , willfully ~ , systematically ~ , inevitably ~