1. [ verb ] make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
Synonyms: falsify warp garble
Related terms: misrepresent mangle deflection falsehood distortion falsifier distortion misrepresentaation
2. [ verb ] form into a spiral shape
Synonyms: twist

"The cord is all twisted"

Related terms: untwist change_shape intertwine weave contort wring entangle spin kink
3. [ verb ] affect as in thought or feeling
Synonyms: color tinge colour

"My personal feelings color my judgment in this case" "The sadness tinged his life"

Related terms: affect misrepresent
4. [ verb ] alter the shape of (something) by stress
Synonyms: strain deform

"His body was deformed by leprosy"

Related terms: shape jaundice strain
5. [ verb ] twist and press out of shape
Synonyms: wring deform contort
Related terms: disfigure twist morph wring wring contortion tortuosity deformation
6. [ verb ] spoil the appearance of
Synonyms: twist twine disfigure

"The vandals disfigured the statue"

Related terms: untwist change_shape intertwine weave wring mangle contort spin morph entangle distorted_shape
Similar spelling:   distorted