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Definition of DISTORT

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Distort \Dis*tort"\, a. [L. distortus, p. p. of distorquere to twist, distort; dis- + torquere to twist. See {Torsion}.] Distorted; misshapen. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

           Her face was ugly and her mouth distort. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Distort \Dis*tort"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Distorted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Distorting}.]
     1. To twist of natural or regular shape; to twist aside physically; as, to distort the limbs, or the body. [1913 Webster]

              Whose face was distorted with pain.   --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

     2. To force or put out of the true posture or direction; to twist aside mentally or morally. [1913 Webster]

              Wrath and malice, envy and revenge, do darken and distort the understandings of men.    --Tillotson. [1913 Webster]

     3. To wrest from the true meaning; to pervert; as, to distort passages of Scripture, or their meaning.

     Syn: To twist; wrest; deform; pervert.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

164 Moby Thesaurus words for "distort": adulterate, alloy, alter, argue insincerely, belie, bend, bias, blemish, blur, buckle, burlesque, camouflage, canker, caricature, change, cheapen, check, cicatrize, coarsen, color, confound, confuse, contaminate, contort, corrupt, crack, craze, crook, crumple, curve, debase, debauch, deface, defile, deflect, deflower, deform, degenerate, degrade, denature, deprave, desecrate, despoil, devalue, deviate, diffract, diffuse, disfigure, disguise, disorder, disperse, diverge, divert, dogleg, dress up, embellish, embroider, exaggerate, fabricate, falsify, flaw, fog up, fudge, garble, get one wrong, get wrong, gild, gloss, gloss over, gnarl, hairpin, infect, influence, jaundice, jumble, kink, knot, mar, mask, mess up, misapply, misapprehend, miscite, miscolor, misconceive, misconstrue, misdeem, misexplain, misexplicate, misexpound, misinterpret, misjudge, misquote, misread, misrender, misreport, misrepresent, misshape, misstate, mistake, misteach, mistranslate, misunderstand, misuse, muddle, obfuscate, obscure, overdraw, overstate, paralogize, parody, pervert, poison, pollute, prejudice, prejudice against, prejudice the issue, prepossess, prostitute, pull, rationalize, ravage, ravish, reason ill, refract, scab, scar, scarify, scatter, screw, skew, slant, split, spring, squeeze, strain, strain the sense, sway, taint, tamper with, titivate, torture, travesty, trick out, turn, turn awry, twist, twist the words, ulcerate, understate, unform, unshape, varnish, violate, vitiate, vulgarize, warp, whitewash, wind, wrench, wrest, wring, writhe, zigzag


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