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Definition of distort verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    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.
noun [countable, uncountable] modern alloys that are resistant to wear and distortion a distortion of the facts
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