- 1[intransitive, transitive] warp (something) to become, or make something become, twisted or bent out of its natural shape, for example because it has become too hot, too damp, etc. The window frames had begun to warp.
- 2[transitive] warp something to influence somebody so that they begin to behave in an unacceptable or shocking way His judgement was warped by prejudice. Word Origin Old English weorpan (verb), wearp (noun), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch werpen and German werfen
BrE BrE//wɔːp//; NAmE NAmE//wɔːrp//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they warp
BrE BrE//wɔːp//; NAmE NAmE//wɔːrp//he / she / it warps
BrE BrE//wɔːps//; NAmE NAmE//wɔːrps//past simple warped
BrE BrE//wɔːpt//; NAmE NAmE//wɔːrpt//past participle warped
BrE BrE//wɔːpt//; NAmE NAmE//wɔːrpt//-ing form warping
BrE BrE//ˈwɔːpɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɔːrpɪŋ//