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English definition of “distort”


verb [T]     /dɪˈstɔːt/ US  /-ˈstɔːrt/
C1 to change something from its usual, original, natural, or intended meaning, condition, or shape: My original statement has been completely distorted by the media.Bending, twisting and curvingDamaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishingLies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people distortion     /-ˈstɔː.ʃən/ US  /-ˈstɔːr-/ noun [C or U] a gross distortion of the factsBending, twisting and curvingLies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest peopleDamaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
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