Distort synonyms

dĭ-stôrt'
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(Intransitive) To cease to function due to a sudden breakdown; to fail suddenly and completely
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(Intransitive) To twist into or as if into a strained shape or expression.
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To mar or spoil the appearance or shape of; deform.
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To wind (two or more threads or strands) around one another, as by spinning
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To feel infatuation with or unrequited love for.
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To turn from truth, rectitude, or propriety; to divert from a right use, end, or way; to lead astray; to corrupt.
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To transfer from (one conveyance) to another:
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To shape badly or incorrectly. [from 15th c.]
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To show to be false; contradict:
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(Intransitive) To apply colors to the areas within the boundaries of a line drawing using colored markers or crayons.
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To change shape
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To change shape
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To change shape
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To turn from a straight line
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To give a false impression:
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(Intransitive) To convey a false image or impression.
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To twist or turn something out of shape.
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To serve incorrectly or dishonestly as an official representative of.
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(Figuratively) To lose firmness, elasticity, vigor, or a thriving state; to sink; to droop; to flag; to bend; to yield, as the mind or spirits, under the pressure of care, trouble, doubt, or the like; to be unsettled or unbalanced.
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To fall, sink, or collapse, esp. suddenly or heavily
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To form into a knot; to tie with a knot or knots.
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To change shape
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To buckle down; to apply oneself.
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To move with a twisting or contorted motion:
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The definition of melt is to turn from a solid to liquid as a result of exposure to heat.
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Deteriorate is defined as to make or become worse or lower in value or quality.
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To interpret unreasonably or inaccurately; distort:
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Characterized by indirectness, evasiveness, or complexity, as in action or language:
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Full of twists, turns, curves, or windings; winding; crooked
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A twist, turn, etc.
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The property of being tortuous.
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The definition of alter means to make something different without completely changing it.
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To doctor is defined as to alter, repair or change in order to mislead.
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To make false by mutilation or addition
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Misinterpret is defined as to incorrectly describe or understand something.
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To state wrongly or falsely.
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To turn or place at an angle:
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To make beautiful, or to increase the beauty of.
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deform; falsify
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To receive a load:
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Wrest is to take something by force or with considerable difficulty.
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To alter and spoil the natural form or appearance of
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In a true manner; truly, truthfully, accurately, etc.
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To be subjected to great stress:
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To color slightly; give a tint to
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To give something colour.
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To wind, coil, or wrap around something:
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To wrench or twist forcibly or painfully:
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Remove a twist (from)
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In a straight line or direction; unswervingly
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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
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