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Word: distort

Definition: twist out of shape; give a false account of; misrepresent; N. distortion

Sentences Containing 'distort'

"First get your facts straight, and then distort them at your leisure."
Fata Morgana mirages distort the object or objects which they are based on significantly, often such that the object is completely unrecognizable.
I don't doubt there are going to be people that go out and distort what the multiplayer gaming experience is and say, 'Oh, I can't believe you guys did this.'
In an article published in the "National Review Online" (June 18, 2007), Emerson accused Safi of saying that the “assertion by ‘world leaders’ that the war on terrorism is not a war on Islam is nothing but a piece of propaganda and disinformation that was meant to appease Western Muslims and to maintain the coalition against terrorism.” Safi responded in an article published in the "CounterPunch" (July 2, 2007) by pointing out that the statement quoted by Emerson was made by Salman Rushdie, and that Emerson unfairly used it to distort his views.
In people homozygous for HgbS, the presence of long-chain polymers of HbS distort the shape of the red blood cell from a smooth doughnut-like shape to ragged and full of spikes, making it fragile and susceptible to breaking within capillaries.
In responding to this, Westerlund and Fairbanks agreed that romantic accounts of science tend to distort its nature but, in the case of Mendel's discovery of the rules of inheritance, they argue that Allchin's criticism of Mendel's role and reasoning is over-stated.
It can also serve to disguise or distort meaning as with doublespeak.
Navasky claims the Venona material is being used to “distort … our understanding of the cold war” and that the files are potential “time bombs of misinformation.” Commenting on the list of 349 Americans identified by Venona, published in an appendix to "Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America", Navasky wrote, "The reader is left with the implication— unfair and unproven— that every name on the list was involved in espionage, and as a result, otherwise careful historians and mainstream journalists now routinely refer to Venona as proof that many hundreds of Americans were part of the red spy network."
Such expansion and dismantling could considerably distort the original temple plan, as happened at the enormous Precinct of Amun-Re at Karnak, which developed two intersecting axes and several satellite temples.
The band signed to United By Fate Records in the UK and Distort Entertainment in Canada.
The Directive was designed to harmonize disparities in the respective trade mark laws that had the potential to impede the free movement of goods and provision of services and distort competition within the European Union.
This is because an ethane molecule experiences greater dipole moments, as in a large molecule, the electron cloud tends distort at random to a greater extent.
This is known to distort the apparent age of a sample because marine organisms absorb carbon-14 at a different rate from terrestrial creatures, skewing the dating of any terrestrial organism that consumes a significant proportion of seafood.

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