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distort

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdistortdis‧tort /dɪˈstɔːt $ -ɔːrt/ ●○○ AWL verb  1 CHANGE/MAKE something DIFFERENT[intransitive, transitive] to change the appearance, sound, or shape of something so that it is strange or unclear Tall buildings can distort radio signals.2 FALSE[transitive] to report something in a way that is not completely true or correct His account was badly distorted by the press.3 [transitive] to change a situation from the way it would naturally be an expensive subsidy which distorts the marketdistorted adjective His face was distorted in anger.distortion /dɪˈstɔːʃən $ -ɔːr-/ noun [countable, uncountable] a gross distortion of the facts→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
distortFunhouse mirrors, which are not flat, cause images to be distorted.The engram bank becomes severely distorted by painful emotion and the areas of painful emotion be-come severely distorted by physical pain elsewhere.These incidents were grossly distorted by police witnesses.Some say that the President has distorted facts in order to win the election.If the sine wave is distorted, harmonics are generated.But we can not assume that humans would naturally or inevitably develop such distorted ideas.For example, the beat can be distorted if the coronary arteries are not wired correctly inside the heart.But ions can not probe non-conductors because they build up a charge on the surface, which distorts the analysis.Journalists were accused of sensationalizing the story and distorting the facts.A frequent tactic is to try to distort the meaning of words.Nevertheless, to conceive of parents as utterly static in the child's psychological life is likely to distort the picture grossly.Newspaper readers are usually given a simplified and often distorted version of events.
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Verb table
distort
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydistort
he, she, itdistorts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydistorted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave distorted
he, she, ithas distorted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad distorted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill distort
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have distorted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam distorting
he, she, itis distorting
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you, we, theyare distorting
Past
I, he, she, itwas distorting
you, we, theywere distorting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been distorting
he, she, ithas been distorting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been distorting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be distorting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been distorting
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