Meaning of “warp” in the English Dictionary

"warp" in British English

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uk /wɔːp/ us /wɔːrp/


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)


(Definition of “warp” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"warp" in American English

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us /wɔrp/

warp verb (BEND)

[ I/T ] (of a surface or hard material) to bend or twist so that the surface is no longer flat or straight:

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.

(Definition of “warp” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)