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Definition of Distort


  1. Distorted; misshapen.
  2. To twist of natural or regular shape; to twist aside physically; as, to distort the limbs, or the body.
  3. To force or put out of the true posture or direction; to twist aside mentally or morally.
  4. To wrest from the true meaning; to pervert; as, to distort passages of Scripture, or their meaning.

Distort Quotations

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - Mark Twain
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
Mark Twain

I don't think that the spoken words solve everything. Sometimes silence delivers truer feelings while the words can distort the meaning in some situations.
Kim Ki-duk

Science is a beautiful gift to humanity; we should not distort it.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Self-pity is never useful. It tends to distort like a fun-house mirror.
Anne Roiphe

In a poem, the words happen; they just come. I let them. Otherwise, I wouldn't write. To interfere with what is happening is to distort the poem. Just a very small degree of intelligence and supervision is necessary. Very tactful. Any revision later that violates the text as it came, that begins rewriting the words, is fake.
Louis Dudek
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Distort Translations

distort in French is torsion
distort in German is verdrehen, verzerre, verzerren
distort in Latin is torqueo, intorqueo, pertorqueo
distort in Norwegian is fortegne, forvrenge, fordreie
distort in Spanish is distorsionar
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