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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
Translations of “distort”
in Spanish retorcer, deformar, distorsionar…
in French (se) déformer, déformer…
in German verziehen, verzerren…
in Chinese (Traditional) 扭曲, 使變形, 歪曲…
in Russian искажать…
in Turkish bozmak, tahrif etmek, çarpıtmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 扭曲, 使变形, 歪曲…
in Polish zniekształcać, wypaczać…
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