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Distort vs. Warp

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Distortverb

(transitive) To bring something out of shape, to misshape.

Warpnoun

(uncountable) The state, quality, or condition of being twisted, physically or mentally:

Distortverb

To become misshapen.

Warpnoun

(uncountable) The state, quality, or condition of being physically bent or twisted out of shape.

Distortverb

(transitive) To give a false or misleading account of

‘In their articles, journalists sometimes distort the truth.’;

Warpnoun

(uncountable) The state, quality, or condition of being deviant from what is right or proper morally or mentally.

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Distortadjective

(obsolete) Distorted; misshapen.

Warpnoun

(countable) A distortion:

Distortadjective

Distorted; misshapen.

‘Her face was ugly and her mouth distort.’;

Warpnoun

(countable) A distortion or twist, such as in a piece of wood also used figuratively.

Distortverb

To twist of natural or regular shape; to twist aside physically; as, to distort the limbs, or the body.

‘Whose face was distorted with pain.’;

Warpnoun

(countable) A mental or moral distortion, deviation, or aberration.

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Distortverb

To force or put out of the true posture or direction; to twist aside mentally or morally.

‘Wrath and malice, envy and revenge, do darken and distort the understandings of men.’;

Warpnoun

(weaving) The threads that run lengthwise in a woven fabric; crossed by the woof or weft.

Distortverb

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

Warpnoun

(figurative) The foundation, the basis, the undergirding.

Distortverb

make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story

Warpnoun

(nautical) A line or cable or rode as is used in warping (mooring or hauling) a ship, and sometimes for other purposes such as deploying a seine or creating drag.

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Distortverb

form into a spiral shape;

‘The cord is all twisted’;

Warpnoun

A theoretical construct that permits travel across a medium without passing through it normally, such as a teleporter or time warp.

Distortverb

twist and press out of shape

Warpnoun

A situation or place which is or seems to be from another era; a time warp.

Distortverb

affect as in thought or feeling;

‘My personal feelings color my judgment in this case’; ‘The sadness tinged his life’;

Warpnoun

The sediment which subsides from turbid water; the alluvial deposit of muddy water artificially introduced into low lands in order to enrich or fertilise them.

Distortverb

alter the shape of (something) by stress;

‘His body was deformed by leprosy’;

Warpnoun

A throw or cast, as of fish (in which case it is used as a unit of measure: about four fish, though sometimes three or even two), oysters, etc.

‘a warp of fish’;

Warpverb

To twist or become twisted, physically or mentally:

Warpverb

(transitive) To twist or turn (something) out of shape; to deform.

‘The moisture warped the board badly .’; ‘to warp space and time’; ‘The trauma had permanently warped her mind.’;

Warpverb

(intransitive) To become twisted out of shape; to deform.

‘Over the years the post had warped and checked and needed to be replaced’;

Warpverb

(transitive) To deflect or turn (something) away from a true, proper or moral course; to pervert; to bias.

‘His perspective had warped after his extreme experiences.’;

Warpverb

(intransitive) To go astray or be deflected from a true, proper or moral course; to deviate.

Warpverb

To run (yarn) off the reel into hauls to be tarred.

Warpverb

(transitive) To arrange (strands of thread, etc) so that they run lengthwise in weaving.

Warpverb

To plot; to fabricate or weave (a plot or scheme).

Warpverb

To change or fix (make fixed, for example by freezing).

Warpverb

To move:

Warpverb

To move a vessel by hauling on a line or cable that is fastened to an anchor or pier; (especially) to move a sailing ship through a restricted place such as a harbour.

Warpverb

To move or be moved by this method.

Warpverb

To fly with a bending or waving motion, like a flock of birds or insects.

Warpverb

(ambitransitive) To travel or transport across a medium without passing through it normally, as by using a teleporter or time warp.

Warpverb

To bring forth (young) prematurely.

Warpverb

To fertilize (low-lying land) by letting the tide, a river, or other water in upon it to deposit silt and alluvial matter.

Warpverb

To throw.

Warpverb

To throw; hence, to send forth, or throw out, as words; to utter.

Warpverb

To turn or twist out of shape; esp., to twist or bend out of a flat plane by contraction or otherwise.

‘The planks looked warped.’; ‘Walter warped his mouth at thisTo something so mock solemn, that I laughed.’;

Warpverb

To turn aside from the true direction; to cause to bend or incline; to pervert.

‘This first avowed, nor folly warped my mind.’; ‘I have no private considerations to warp me in this controversy.’; ‘We are divested of all those passions which cloud the intellects, and warp the understandings, of men.’;

Warpverb

To weave; to fabricate.

‘While doth he mischief warp.’;

Warpverb

To tow or move, as a vessel, with a line, or warp, attached to a buoy, anchor, or other fixed object.

Warpverb

To cast prematurely, as young; - said of cattle, sheep, etc.

Warpverb

To let the tide or other water in upon (lowlying land), for the purpose of fertilization, by a deposit of warp, or slimy substance.

Warpverb

To run off the reel into hauls to be tarred, as yarns.

Warpverb

To arrange (yarns) on a warp beam.

Warpverb

To twist the end surfaces of (an aërocurve in an airfoil) in order to restore or maintain equilibrium.

Warpverb

To turn, twist, or be twisted out of shape; esp., to be twisted or bent out of a flat plane; as, a board warps in seasoning or shrinking.

‘One of you will prove a shrunk panel, and, like green timber, warp, warp.’; ‘They clamp one piece of wood to the end of another, to keep it from casting, or warping.’;

Warpverb

to turn or incline from a straight, true, or proper course; to deviate; to swerve.

‘There is our commission,From which we would not have you warp.’;

Warpverb

To fly with a bending or waving motion; to turn and wave, like a flock of birds or insects.

‘A pitchy cloudOf locusts, warping on the eastern wind.’;

Warpverb

To cast the young prematurely; to slink; - said of cattle, sheep, etc.

Warpverb

To wind yarn off bobbins for forming the warp of a web; to wind a warp on a warp beam.

Warpnoun

The threads which are extended lengthwise in the loom, and crossed by the woof.

Warpnoun

A rope used in hauling or moving a vessel, usually with one end attached to an anchor, a post, or other fixed object; a towing line; a warping hawser.

Warpnoun

A slimy substance deposited on land by tides, etc., by which a rich alluvial soil is formed.

Warpnoun

A premature casting of young; - said of cattle, sheep, etc.

Warpnoun

Four; esp., four herrings; a cast. See Cast, n., 17.

Warpnoun

The state of being warped or twisted; as, the warp of a board.

Warpnoun

a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting

Warpnoun

a shape distorted by twisting or folding

Warpnoun

a moral or mental distortion

Warpnoun

yarn arranged lengthways on a loom and crossed by the woof

Warpverb

make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story

Warpverb

bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat;

‘The highway buckled during the heatwave’;

Warpverb

make or become bent or twisted out of shape, typically as a result of the effects of heat or damp

‘moisture had warped the box’; ‘wood has a tendency to warp’;

Warpverb

make abnormal or strange; distort

‘your judgement has been warped by your obvious dislike of him’;

Warpverb

(with reference to a ship) move or be moved along by hauling on a rope attached to a stationary object ashore

‘crew and passengers helped warp the vessels through the shallow section’;

Warpverb

(in weaving) arrange (yarn) so as to form the warp of a piece of cloth

‘cotton string will be warped on the loom in the rug-weaving process’;

Warpverb

cover (land) with a deposit of alluvial soil by natural or artificial flooding

‘the main canal may be cut so as to warp the lands on each side of it’;

Warpnoun

a twist or distortion in the shape of something

‘the head of the racket had a curious warp’;

Warpnoun

relating to or denoting (fictional or hypothetical) space travel by means of distorting space–time

‘warp speed’;

Warpnoun

an abnormality or perversion in a person's character

‘no mind is more capable of warps than his’;

Warpnoun

(in weaving) the threads on a loom over and under which other threads (the weft) are passed to make cloth

‘rugby is woven into the warp and weft of South African society’; ‘the warp and weft are the basic constituents of all textiles’;

Warpnoun

a rope attached at one end to a fixed point and used for moving or mooring a ship.

Warpnoun

alluvial sediment; silt

‘the warp or muddy deposit dug from an old riverbed’;

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