Definition of distort verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    distort

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//dɪˈstɔrt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they distort
     
    he / she / it distorts
     
    past simple distorted
     
    -ing form distorting
     
     
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  1. 1distort something to change the shape, appearance, or sound of something so that it is strange or not clear a fairground mirror that distorts your shape The loudspeaker seemed to distort his voice.
  2. 2distort something to twist or change facts, ideas, etc. so that they are no longer correct or true Newspapers are often guilty of distorting the truth. The article gave a distorted picture of his childhood.
NAmE//dɪˈstɔrʃn//
 
noun [countable, uncountable] modern alloys that are resistant to wear and distortion a distortion of the facts
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