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    distort - Dictionary definition and meaning for word distort

    (verb) make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    Synonyms : falsify , garble , warp
    (verb) form into a spiral shape
    Synonyms : twine , twist
    Example Sentence
    • The cord is all twisted
    (verb) twist and press out of shape
    Synonyms : contort , deform , wring
    (verb) affect as in thought or feeling
    Synonyms : color , colour , tinge
    Example Sentence
    • My personal feelings color my judgment in this case
    • The sadness tinged his life
    (verb) alter the shape of (something) by stress
    Synonyms : deform , strain
    Example Sentence
    • His body was deformed by leprosy
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for distort

the root word here is tort( turn..), hence we can derive words like: dis + tort- disfigure, Con + tort - twist one's face...

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dis + tort. 'tort' is from 'torque' which means 'twist'. So twisting changes the shape.

ifu can remember the word distortion, that brings to the meaning twist..

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