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To alter from proper or natural form; misshape:
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  1. To alter from proper or natural form; misshape:
  2. (Physics) To change the shape of by pressure or stress
  3. To impair the form or shape of
To cause to fold, break down, or fall down or inward.
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  1. To cause to fold, break down, or fall down or inward.
  2. To fall or drop drastically, as in value or force
  3. To fall down or fall to pieces, as when supports or sides fail to hold; cave in; shrink together suddenly
To shape badly or incorrectly. [from 15th c.]
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  1. To shape badly or incorrectly. [from 15th c.]
  2. To shape badly; deform.
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To cause to deviate from what is normal, proper, or accurate:
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  1. To cause to deviate from what is normal, proper, or accurate:
  2. To twist or wrench out of its usual form into one that is grotesque; distort violently
  3. To twist, wrench, or bend out of proper or natural shape:
To alter from proper or natural form; misshape:
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  1. To alter from proper or natural form; misshape:
  2. To spoil the beauty or appearance of; disfigure:
  3. To impair the form or shape of
To hurt the appearance or attractiveness of; deform; deface; mar
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  1. To hurt the appearance or attractiveness of; deform; deface; mar
  2. To mar or spoil the appearance or shape of; deform.
  3. Change the appearance of something/someone to the negative.
To shape badly or incorrectly. [from 15th c.]
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  1. To shape badly or incorrectly. [from 15th c.]
  2. To shape badly; deform.
To pull, break, or snap by turning:
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  1. To pull, break, or snap by turning:
  2. To impart a spiral or coiling shape to, as by turning the ends in opposite directions:
  3. To wrench or sprain:
To give a false representation to; misrepresent:
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  1. To give a false representation to; misrepresent:
  2. To give a false idea of; disguise or misrepresent
  3. To show to be untrue; prove false
To take on color.
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  1. To take on color.
  2. The sensation produced by the effect of light waves striking the retina of the eye. The color of something depends mainly on which wavelengths of light it emits, reflects, or transmits.
  3. To impart color to or change the color of.
To arrange strands of yarn or thread lengthwise onto (a loom) in preparation for weaving.
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  1. To arrange strands of yarn or thread lengthwise onto (a loom) in preparation for weaving.
  2. To bend or twist out of shape; distort
  3. To turn or twist (wood, for example) out of shape; deform.
To proceed or move by crowding or pressing:
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  1. To proceed or move by crowding or pressing:
  2. To press between opposing bodies so as to break, compress, or injure:
  3. To put down with force; subdue:
To pull, break, or snap by turning:
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  1. To pull, break, or snap by turning:
  2. To give spiral shape to by turning the ends in opposite directions
  3. To wrench or sprain:
To cause to turn away from what is right, proper, or good; debase:
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  1. To cause to turn away from what is right, proper, or good; debase:
  2. To turn to an improper use; misuse
  3. To change or misapply the meaning of; misinterpret; distort; twist
To represent falsely; give an untrue or misleading idea of
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  1. To represent falsely; give an untrue or misleading idea of
  2. To give an incorrect or misleading representation of.
  3. To represent falsely; to inaccurately portray something.
To construe wrongly; misinterpret or misunderstand
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  1. To construe wrongly; misinterpret or misunderstand
  2. To interpret erroneously, to understand incorrectly; to misunderstand.
  3. To mistake the meaning of; misinterpret.
To pull, break, or snap by turning:
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  1. To pull, break, or snap by turning:
  2. To impart a spiral or coiling shape to, as by turning the ends in opposite directions:
  3. To wrench or sprain:
To twist, wrench, or bend out of proper or natural shape:
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  1. To twist, wrench, or bend out of proper or natural shape:
  2. To cause to deviate from what is normal, proper, or accurate:
  3. To twist or wrench out of its usual form into one that is grotesque; distort violently
To wear one's pants with the waist below the hips, so that one's underwear is visible.
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  1. To wear one's pants with the waist below the hips, so that one's underwear is visible.
  2. To decline in price, value, sales, etc.
  3. To decline, as in value or price:
To undergo twisting and thus take on a spiral or coiled form
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  1. To undergo twisting and thus take on a spiral or coiled form
  2. To impart a spiral or coiling shape to, as by turning the ends in opposite directions:
  3. To wrench or sprain:
To decline suddenly, as in value, activity, etc.
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  1. To decline suddenly, as in value, activity, etc.
  2. To fall or sink heavily; collapse:
  3. To fall, sink, or collapse, esp. suddenly or heavily
To tie or unite closely or intricately; entangle
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  1. To tie or unite closely or intricately; entangle
  2. To form a knot or knots; become entangled
  3. To tie in or fasten with a knot or knots.
To bend or warp, as by means of pressure or intense heat
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  1. To bend or warp, as by means of pressure or intense heat
  2. To give way; collapse:
  3. To succumb, as to exhaustion or authority; give in:
To suffer great emotional distress, as from embarrassment or revulsion
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  1. To suffer great emotional distress, as from embarrassment or revulsion
  2. To cause to twist or turn; contort
  3. To move with a twisting or contorted motion:
To dissolve:
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  1. To dissolve:
  2. To become softened in feeling:
  3. To change from a solid to a liquid state by heating or being heated with sufficient energy at the melting point.
To turn aside from the true, natural, or right course
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  1. To turn aside from the true, natural, or right course
  2. To arrange strands of yarn or thread lengthwise onto (a loom) in preparation for weaving.
  3. To turn or twist (wood, for example) out of shape; deform.
To bend, turn, or slope downward or aside
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  1. To bend, turn, or slope downward or aside
  2. To degrade or lower oneself; stoop:
  3. To draw to a gradual close:
To make or become worse; lower in quality or value; depreciate
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  1. To make or become worse; lower in quality or value; depreciate
  2. To weaken or disintegrate; decay:
  3. To diminish or impair in quality, character, or value:
To turn using a wrench:
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  1. To turn using a wrench:
  2. To give a twist, turn, or pull:
  3. To twist, pull, or jerk suddenly and violently
To declare or prove to be false.
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  1. To declare or prove to be false.
  2. To tell falsehoods; lie
  3. To make false by altering or adding to:
To supply in large quantities; give much of something to
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  1. To supply in large quantities; give much of something to
  2. To add weight to, esp. so as to make one end or one side heavier
  3. To add (an adulterant, filler, etc.) to
To represent falsely; give an untrue or misleading idea of
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  1. To represent falsely; give an untrue or misleading idea of
  2. To give an incorrect or misleading representation of.
  3. To represent falsely; to inaccurately portray something.
To state incorrectly or falsely
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  1. To state incorrectly or falsely
To cause to turn from what is considered right, good, or true; misdirect; lead astray; corrupt
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  1. To cause to turn from what is considered right, good, or true; misdirect; lead astray; corrupt
  2. To turn to an improper use; misuse
  3. To change or misapply the meaning of; misinterpret; distort; twist
To give spiral shape to by turning the ends in opposite directions
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  1. To give spiral shape to by turning the ends in opposite directions
  2. To wrench or sprain:
  3. To interlock or interlace:
To turn aside from the true, natural, or right course
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  1. To turn aside from the true, natural, or right course
  2. To bend or twist out of shape; distort
  3. To turn or twist (wood, for example) out of shape; deform.
To give a twist, turn, or pull:
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  1. To give a twist, turn, or pull:
  2. To twist, pull, or jerk suddenly and violently
  3. To turn using a wrench:
To turn or twist; esp., to pull or force away violently with a twisting motion
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  1. To turn or twist; esp., to pull or force away violently with a twisting motion
  2. To obtain or remove by pulling with twisting movements:
  3. To distort or change the true meaning, purpose, use, etc. of; pervert; twist

Synonym Study

  • Warp implies a bending out of shape, as of wood in drying, and, hence, suggests a turning aside from the true or right course judgment warped by prejudice
  • Contort suggests an even more violent wrenching out of shape so as to produce a grotesque or unpleasant result a face contorted by pain
  • Deform implies a marring of form, appearance, or character, as if by pressure or stress lengthy descriptions that deform the novel
  • Distort implies a twisting or wrenching out of the normal or proper shape or form a mind distorted by fear
Find another word for distort. In this page you can discover 49 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for distort, like: deform, collapse, become misshapen, misshape, deviate from the standard form, deviate from the normal form, bend, deceive, lie, change and contort.