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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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Etymology

From Latin distortum, past participle of distorquere (to twist, torture, distort)

Verb

Infinitive
to distort

Third person singular
distorts

Simple past
distorted

Past participle
distorted

Present participle
distorting

to distort (third-person singular simple present distorts, present participle distorting, simple past and past participle distorted)

  1. (transitive) To bring something out of shape.
  2. (intransitive, ergative) To become misshapen.
  3. (transitive) To give a false or misleading account of
    In their articles, journalists sometimes distort the truth.

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