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


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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: strained or wrenched out of normal shape; "old trees with
             contorted branches"; "scorched and distorted fragments
             of steel"; "trapped under twisted steel girders" [syn:
              contorted, twisted]
      2: so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly; "deformed
         thalidomide babies"; "his poor distorted limbs"; "an
         ill-shapen vase"; "a limp caused by a malformed foot";
         "misshapen old fingers" [syn: deformed, ill-shapen, malformed,
      3: having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented; "many
         of the facts seemed twisted out of any semblance to
         reality"; "a perverted translation of the poem" [syn: misrepresented,
          perverted, twisted]