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.
- warner, glenn scobey,
- warning coloration,
- warning track,
- warp and woof,
- warp beam,
- warp ikat,
- warp knit,
- warp knitting
Origin of warp
Examples from the Web for warped
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.
From Bonnaroo and Governors Ball to Warped Tour and Lollapalooza, see the hottest concerts of the summer.
If a new era of male body anxiety really is imminent, at least it may level this warped playing field.
Jamelle Bouie says it's another example of how the right has warped the word.
He warily sounded a nature that could be warped to the exigencies of any plan, provided it was profitable.Sons of the Soil|Honore de Balzac
Complex the knots were, but his warped and palsied fingers deftly undid them as though long familiar with each turn and twist.Darkness and Dawn|George Allan England
But here the love of system, or a particular theory, seems to have warped his judgment.Theory of the Earth, Volume 2 (of 4)|James Hutton
I've learned to think, Robin, and perhaps it has warped me a little.The Hidden Places|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Then, all at once, she knew that it was her own warped life which demanded it by way of compensation.The Master's Violin|Myrtle Reed
Word Origin for warp
"threads running lengthwise in a fabric," Old English wearp-, from Proto-Germanic *warpo- (cf. Middle Low German warp, Old High German warf "warp," Old Norse varp "cast of a net"), from root *werp- (see warp (v.)). The warp of fabric is that across which the woof is "thrown." Applied in 20c. astrophysics to the "fabric" of space-time, popularized in noun phrase warp speed by 1960s TV series "Star Trek."
"to bend, twist, distort," Old English weorpan "to throw, throw away, hit with a missile," from Proto-Germanic *werpanan "to fling by turning the arm" (cf. Old Saxon werpan, Old Norse verpa "to throw," Swedish värpa "to lay eggs," Old Frisian werpa, Middle Low German and Dutch werpen, German werfen, Gothic wairpan "to throw"), from PIE *werb- "to turn, bend" (cf. Latin verber "whip, rod;" Greek rhabdos "rod," rhombos "magic wheel"), from root *wer- (3) "to turn, bend" (see versus). Connection between "turning" and "throwing" is perhaps in the notion of rotating the arm in the act of throwing; cf. Serbo-Croatian obratiti, Old Church Slavonic vreshti "to throw." The meaning "twist out of shape" is first recorded c.1400; intransitive sense is from mid-15c. Related: Warped; warping.
In addition to the idiom beginning with warp
- warp and woof
- time warp