Associations to the word «Distort»


DISTORT, verb. (transitive) To bring something out of shape, to misshape.
DISTORT, verb. (intransitive) (ergative) To become misshapen.
DISTORT, verb. (transitive) To give a false or misleading account of
DISTORT, adjective. (obsolete) distorted; misshapen

Dictionary definition

DISTORT, verb. Make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story.
DISTORT, verb. Form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted".
DISTORT, verb. Twist and press out of shape.
DISTORT, verb. Affect as in thought or feeling; "My personal feelings color my judgment in this case"; "The sadness tinged his life".
DISTORT, verb. Alter the shape of (something) by stress; "His body was deformed by leprosy".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats