Crossword clues for distort
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Distort \Dis*tort"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Distorted; p. pr. & vb. n. Distorting.]
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.
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.
To wrest from the true meaning; to pervert; as, to distort passages of Scripture, or their meaning.
Syn: To twist; wrest; deform; pervert.
Distort \Dis*tort"\, a. [L. distortus, p. p. of distorquere to twist, distort; dis- + torquere to twist. See Torsion.] Distorted; misshapen. [Obs.]
Her face was ugly and her mouth distort.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1580s, from Latin distortus, past participle of distorquere "to twist different ways, distort," from dis- "completely" + torquere "to twist" (see torque (n.)). Related: Distorted; distorting.
(context obsolete English) distorted; misshapen v
1 (context transitive English) To bring something out of shape, to misshape. 2 (context intransitive ergative English) To become misshapen. 3 (context transitive English) To give a false or misleading account of
Distort was the second release and first remix album by Darkwave duo Collide which has been out of print for some time. However recently the album has been brought back in stock with a few more tracks and has undergone some more studio remixing and remastering for the 2006 release.
To distort is to alter the original shape of an object, image, sound, waveform or other form of information or representation.
Distort may also refer to:
- Distort (album), a 1998 industrial album
- Distort Entertainment, a record label
Usage examples of "distort".
His face, with the distorted, swollen features of an acromegalic, turned incuriously to look in their direction.
Placing the ampule back over the burner, the glass became soft again, but as he tried to rotate it, the molten glass distorted more, and he only succeeded in burning himself and making a mess of the whole end of the ampule.
Had earthquakes shaken the windows atilt so they mirrored intruders with distorted gleams and glares?
After that, they become atretic, or scarred and distorted from repeated ovulations.
The sliding panels had been either cut away or hammered back in their distorted grooves, where they had rusted fast, and now the openings were screened with panels of basketwork or animal-hides draped like curtains.
Then the distorted Effigy shot up into the blueshifted sky and arced down over the edge of the cliff, hurling itself after the misty water into the flickering crimson of the plain below.
Cover those distort knobs on your head and buy two bluesteel cork-grip stilettos and offer to pay for them with a bag of sassafras.
It removed the mask and smiled, its human lips stretching wide as chelicera and pedipalpi extended and distorted the lower half of its face.
He conducts all manner of experiments with substances which distort reality, has done for years.
Moreover, the effects were diffused over many messages, commingled with other sources of information, distorted by Nazi preconceptions, so that it was virtually impossible to single out cryptanalyzed information as critical in a specific event.
Contacting the deeper meaning is a liberation from the false and distorted surface meaning, and this liberation is experienced as type of freedom from a prior suffering or constraint.
And to have the picture of our impression complete, you must bear in mind that we saw it all through a thick bent glass, distorting it as things are distorted by a lens, acute only in the centre of the picture, and very bright there, and towards the edges magnified and unreal.
It was an insanely complicated problem, because he had to take into account a quantum twitch in Einsteinian time contraction as the black hole collapsed into existence from a somewhat larger mass, and because the relativistic speed at which the hole was traveling distorted space itself, making a sort of furrow along an Einsteinian geodesic.
A decade later, he changed the history of the art world with the birth of Fauvism exuberant colors and wildly distorted shapes.
Descendants: and all nations preserved the remembrance of that division of the human family into the righteous and impious, in their distorted legends of the wars between the Gods, and the Giants and Titans.