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1 distort

Make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story.

synonyms: falsify, garble, warp.

Roget 544: be false etc. adj., be a liar etc. 548; speak falsely etc. adv.; tell a lie etc. 546; lie, fib; ... show more

Roget 523: misinterpret, misapprehend, misunderstand, misconceive, misspell, mistranslate, misconstrue, misapply; mistake etc. 495.    misrepresent, pervert; ... show more

Dutch: verminken

2 distort

Form into a spiral shape.

synonyms: twine, twist.

Roget 555: misrepresent, distort, overdraw, exaggerate, caricature, daub; burlesque, parody, travesty.   

Roget 846: be ugly etc. adj.; look ill, grin horribly a ghastly smile, make faces.    render ugly etc. adj.; deface; disfigure, defigure; distort etc. ... show more

Dutch: verdraaien

3 distort

Twist and press out of shape.

synonyms: contort, deform, wring.

Roget 243: distort, contort, twist, warp, wrest, writhe, make faces, deform, misshape.   

Dutch: deformeren, mismaken, misvormen, verdraaien, vervormen, verwringen

4 distort

Affect as in thought or feeling.

synonyms: color, colour, tinge.

5 distort

Alter the shape of (something) by stress.

synonyms: deform, strain.

Moby thesaurus: adulterate, alloy, alter, argue insincerely, belie, bend, bias, blemish, blur, buckle, burlesque, camouflage, canker, caricature, change, cheapen, check, cicatrize, coarsen, color ... show more.

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