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.
Origin of warp
Related formswarp·age, nounun·warp·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for warping
The warping which is practised in England is almost exclusively confined to Warping.
But in their early gliders this warping process acted in an unexpected way.The War in the Air; Vol. 1|Walter Raleigh.
These final operations are performed by the warping and dressing machines.Inventions in the Century|William Henry Doolittle
A rod, connecting a warping lever with the right wing of the monoplane, snapped with a sharp crack.The Girl Aviators and the Phantom Airship|Margaret Burnham
But before steam was up the channel opened so much that we succeeded in warping the ship through the narrowest passage.Farthest North|Fridtjof Nansen
British Dictionary definitions for warping
Derived Formswarpage, nounwarped, adjectivewarper, noun
Word Origin for warp
Idioms and Phrases with warping
In addition to the idiom beginning with warp
- warp and woof
- time warp