warp Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"warp" in British English

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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 ​becomesdamaged by ​bending or ​twisting: After being ​left in the ​dampgarage, the ​woodenframe had warped. The ​heat had warped the ​boards.

warp verb (STRANGE)

[T] to make a ​person or ​theirbehaviourstrange, 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 ​specialframe for making ​cloth)
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(Definition of warp from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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warpverb

 us   /wɔrp/

warp verb (BEND)

[I/T] (of a ​surface or hard ​material) to ​bend or ​twist so that the ​surface is no ​longerflat or ​straight: [T] Water ​poured in, ​ruiningcarpets, warping ​walls, ​destroyingwiring.

warp verb (MAKE WRONG)

[T] to ​cause something or someone to no ​longer do what is ​usual or ​right: The ​novel is an ​appraisal of how ​totalitarianism can warp a ​society.
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