Definition of 'distort'
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They acknowledge that their memories may be distorting the facts. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)The lack of gravity also appears to have a distorting effect on the eyes. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Direction is maintained but shape is distorted. Geography Basic Facts (1983)Once again the high culture of the past is misrepresented through the distorting spectacles of the present. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They said that it had printed false information to distort the facts. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Some experts fear this limit is distorting the whole economy. The Sun (2008)The interdependence of diversified firms as buyers and sellers may also distort competition. Collins Dictionary of Economics (1993)Some businesses will be hit and it will have other distorting effects. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is easy to implement and distorts the economy less than other options. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Racial and generational dynamics have propelled him further upward and may be distorting the overall picture. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Very loose monetary policy has helped to stabilise the economy but it has also had distorting side effects. Times, Sunday Times (2014)These beliefs cloud and distort reality. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Not because it distorts the facts. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He claims that people who are deluded about themselves and who distort reality in their favour face a whole host of problems. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The voice on the other end sounds distorted, and a bit panicked. Christianity Today (2000)As pressure in the brain increased it began pressing on their eyeballs, distorting their shape. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Clearly, there are facts in this tale that have been misrepresented or distorted. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Your mother says that you distort the facts, if not outright imagine things. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The exorbitant cost of health care is distorting the entire economy in America. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)He suggested the figures may have been distorted by two particular components: construction and energy. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Entrepreneurs are often so dazzled by imaginings of their own brilliance that they forget to look at history and reality becomes distorted by grandiose dreams. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He brings history to life by telling the stories of the obscure, unsung people who are being shaped and distorted by it. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They said he was right not to turn up the volume because it risked distorting the sound, though this was agreed procedure before the series. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They can distort colours, sounds, objects and senses of time and movement. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'distort'
British English: distort VERB
If you distort a statement, fact, or idea, you report or represent it in an untrue way.
The media distorts reality; categorizes people as all good or all bad.
Definition of distort from the Collins English Dictionary
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