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 ~