Definition of warp in English:
- The bag was beginning to lose its resistance, and so the box was a little warped where the damp had seeped through.
- Celluloid had some of the same disadvantages of tortoise shell: it had to be shaped by hand; it could be warped in heat, and so on.
- When it touched the feet of any demon, its body began to warp, twist into odd shapes, and then after a few moments it exploded, sending bloody chunks of flesh in all directions.
- It seems they have a strangely warped sense of what they think is funny as well.
- Well, you know, John has a very warped sense of humor, and we're old buddies.
- Something amusing I thought of this morning though - I dare say other people have the same warped sense of humour I do and thought of it as well.
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- Its benefits included intergalactic space travel at warp speed.
- My nan had one of those salad spinners, which sent leaves hurtling through space at warp speed and produced enough water to irrigate a smallholding.
- Those are in normal space not warp space engines.
- It would be a cunning weave - the warp and the weft so utterly tangled that the thugs set loose on the streets would flail themselves.
- Such is his passion for the warp and weft, weave and print, and all things textile, that designer Mukesh is a veritable encyclopaedia of the rich and varied textile traditions of India.
- The jali normally worked by tearing apart the warp and weft threads of the cloth and by preparing minute button hole stitches.
Old English weorpan (verb), wearp (noun), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch werpen and German werfen 'to throw'. Early verb senses included 'throw' and 'hit with a missile'; the sense 'bend' dates from late Middle English. The noun was originally a term in weaving (see sense 2 of the noun).
This is from a Germanic source with a basic sense of ‘to throw, twist’. Early verb senses included ‘throw’, ‘fling open’, and ‘hit (with a missile)’; the sense ‘bend’ dates from late Middle English. The noun was originally a term in weaving, reflecting the way threads go backwards and forwards.
- sense 1 of the verb.Example sentences
- A low moisture content translates into a material that is very stable after installation - no warpage or excessive movement - and one that promotes excellent paint adhesion.
- This warpage can be removed by gentle heating (usually with steam from a kettle or similar) and carefully bent back to straightness.
- Although the wood is sealed, water or even excessive dampness may cause warpage or discoloration of the slats.
- Example sentences
- June's friend retired from Harris Plant as a cloth warper.
- Mr Clark, now 73, worked as a plumber and Mrs Clark, 69, as a warper at a textiles firm.
- Ellen Conroy (probably their daughter) - a silk warper who died at the age of 35 in 1863.
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