distort

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Distort is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Verb[change]

Plain form
distort

Third-person singular
distorts

Past tense
distorted

Past participle
distorted

Present participle
distorting

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If something is distorted, its shape or meaning is changed, often in a bad or unnatural way.
    Christina backed away from Michael, whose handsome face was twisted and distorted by hatred.
    A small change in wording can completely distort the meaning of the speaker.
    These import taxes can distort the market.

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