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English definition of “distort”

distort

verb [T]
 
 
/dɪˈstɔːt/
SHAPE/SOUND to change the shape, sound, or appearance of something so that it seems strange: It's a bad recording - the microphone distorted our voices.Bending, twisting and curving
INFORMATION to change information so that it is not true or realistic: Newspapers distorted the truth about their marriage.Bending, twisting and curvingDamaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishingLies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people
distorted adjective distortion
 
 
/dɪˈstɔːʃən/ noun [C, U]
a gross distortion of the facts
(Definition of distort from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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