verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to warp a ship or boat into position.
- (of a ship or boat) to move by being warped.
SYNONYMS FOR warp
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Origin of warp
OTHER WORDS FROM warpwarpage, nounun·warp·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for warp
Tempo doesn’t always mean moving at warp speed and getting snaps off within 10 seconds of the previous play.What To Watch For In The College Football National Championship|Richard Johnson|January 11, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
Easing of border controls will be at a snail-pace, not at warp speed, and likely later, when herd immunity is achieved in most developed economies.Singapore economy appears headed for a U-shaped recovery|Claire Zillman, reporter|January 4, 2021|Fortune
Adding the warp and weft yarn gives you the total thread count.Best sheets: Choose the right bed linens for a good night’s sleep|Carsen Joenk|December 18, 2020|Popular Science
Finally, it must continue to move at warp speed to complete reviews and deployment of vaccines.Getting to the COVID-19 finish line: A drama in three acts|matthewheimer|December 8, 2020|Fortune
The nomination process is moving ahead at warp speed, and the court is that much closer to having a 6-3 conservative majority.How A Conservative 6-3 Majority Would Reshape The Supreme Court|Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux (Amelia.Thomson-DeVeaux@abc.com)|September 28, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
She actually, in a warped way, thanks the Housewives for giving her the opportunity to bring Valerie back.How Lisa Kudrow Pulled Off TV’s Ultimate ‘Comeback’|Kevin Fallon|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This warped ideology, Bayor argues, trickled down into all facets of American immigration policy.
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Each step closer to Afghanistan makes life less comfortable and time more warped.How I’ll End the War: The Trip Over to Afghanistan|Nick Willard|April 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If a new era of male body anxiety really is imminent, at least it may level this warped playing field.
It is beyond the comprehension of any man not blinded by superstition, not warped by prejudice and old-time convention.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
Their learning and fine genius were warped by the imperfections of the age in which they lived.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
It was tightly clasped, and its boards were warped by having for years been obliged to embrace a number of extraneous sheets.A Thin Ghost and Others|M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James
The September Dun—dubbed with the down of a mouse, warped with ash coloured silk, wings feather of a starling.
Brown Palmer—dubbed with light brown seal's hair, warped with ash coloured silk and a red hackle over the whole.
British Dictionary definitions for warp
Derived forms of warpwarpage, nounwarped, adjectivewarper, noun
Word Origin for warp
Idioms and Phrases with warp
In addition to the idiom beginning with warp
- warp and woof
- time warp