verb (used with object)
Origin of distort
Examples from the Web for distort
And would-be collectors like Henry Stephenson continue to distort the cultural record in their hunt for hidden treasures.
Saying a word in a different tone can distort or utterly mangle a line.
Or, they could distort the contents of the bill and attack anyone who disagreed with them as a legal Luddite and hysteric.Are Opponents of Arizona's Anti-Gay Law Eager to Deceive?|Kirsten Powers|March 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I have witnessed at first hand how Irving likes to distort things.
So serious is this heat that it can distort a major APUS engine component, the rotor shaft, and cause significant damage.
Ill-constructed benches may not only distort the body, but, by reflex influence, the mind as well.Woodward's Country Homes|George E. Woodward
Everything was done to encourage them, and nothing to suppress, or distort them.Heart and Soul|Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post)
To search for hidden unities in the literature of an age is often to distort facts in the interest of theory.Personality in Literature|Rolfe Arnold Scott-James
He protests against its use for controversial pamphlets which distort the truth.
This Administration will not distort the value of the dollar in any fashion.
British Dictionary definitions for distort
Word Origin for distort
Word Origin and History for distort
1580s, from Latin distortus, past participle of distorquere "to twist different ways, distort," from dis- "completely" + torquere "to twist" (see thwart). Related: Distorted; distorting.