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1 to change so much as to create a wrong impression or alter the meaning of
  • the coach's message was so distorted after passing through so many people that it was unintelligible

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2 to twist (something) out of a natural or normal shape or condition
  • if you keep distorting your face like that, someday it's going to freeze in that position

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deform, distort, contort, warp means to mar or spoil by or as if by twisting. deform may imply a change of shape through stress, injury, or accident of growth. a face deformed by hatred distort and contort both imply a wrenching from the natural or normal, but contort suggests a more involved twisting and a more grotesque and painful result. the odd camera angle distorts the figure disease had contorted her body warp indicates an uneven shrinking that bends or twists out of a flat plane. warped floorboards

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The first known use of distort was in 1567

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“Distort.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2020.

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