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warpverb

uk   /wɔːp/  us   /wɔːrp/

warp verb (BEND)

[I or T] If wood warps, or if water or heat warps it, it becomes damaged by bending or twisting: Left in the garage where it was damp, the wooden frame had warped. If I put the shelves near the radiator, the heat might warp them.

warp verb (STRANGE)

[T] to make a person or their behaviour strange, in an unpleasant or harmful way: Prison warps people. Had it warped Kelley enough that he would kill a stranger?

warpnoun

uk   /wɔːp/  us   /wɔːrp/
the warp [S] specialized the threads that go along the length of a piece of cloth or a loom (= a special frame for making cloth)
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