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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·tort /dɪˈstɔrt/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·tort, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Distorted; p. pr. & vb. n. Distorting.]
 1. To twist of natural or regular shape; to twist aside physically; as, to distort the limbs, or the body.
    Whose face was distorted with pain.   --Thackeray.
 2. To force or put out of the true posture or direction; to twist aside mentally or morally.
    Wrath and malice, envy and revenge, do darken and distort the understandings of men.   --Tillotson.
 3. To wrest from the true meaning; to pervert; as, to distort passages of Scripture, or their meaning.
 Syn: -- To twist; wrest; deform; pervert.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·tort a.  Distorted; misshapen. [Obs.]
    Her face was ugly and her mouth distort.   --Spenser.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or
           story [syn: falsify, garble, warp]
      2: form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted" [syn: twist,
          twine] [ant: untwist]
      3: twist and press out of shape [syn: contort, deform, wring]
      4: affect as in thought or feeling; "My personal feelings color
         my judgment in this case"; "The sadness tinged his life"
         [syn: tinge, color, colour]
      5: alter the shape of (something) by stress; "His body was
         deformed by leprosy" [syn: deform, strain]