Meaning of “distort” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] uk us /dɪˈstɔːt/

to change the shape, sound, or appearance of something so that it seems strange:

It's a bad recording - the microphone distorted our voices.

to change information so that it is not true or realistic:

Newspapers distorted the truth about their marriage.
distorted adjective
distortion uk us /dɪˈstɔːʃən/ noun [ C, U ]

a gross distortion of the facts

(Definition of “distort” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)