Share this entry

Share this page

distort

Pronunciation: /dɪˈstɔːrt; dɪˈstɔːt/

Translation of distort in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (deform) [metal/object] deformar; [image/reflection] deformar, distorsionar his face was distorted by o with anger/pain tenía el rostro crispado por la ira/del dolor a distorting mirror un espejo deformante
    Example sentences
    • The shadows warped and distorted as a humanoid shape detached itself.
    • It was gnarled like a tree branch, twisting and distorting in places.
    • It twisted in sickening slow motion, distorting out of shape.
    1.2 [Electronics/Electrónica] [signal/sound] distorsionar
    Example sentences
    • Heat made the air thick - it must be distorting the sound waves, slowing them down.
    • These air pockets can distort the sound waves and produce an unclear image.
    • She screams at him until the volume of her voice is distorting the phone signal and he cannot comprehend a word she says.
    1.3 (misrepresent) [facts/statement] tergiversar, distorsionar
    Example sentences
    • Many investors now distrust pension accounting because it distorts reported earnings.
    • In addition, the probability of the results being distorted by confounding factors has not been adequately addressed.
    • The nature of adulation does not distort his impression of reality.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

Definition of distort in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day guarura
f
conch shell …
Cultural fact of the day

Havana, Cuba has three daily newspapers. The best known is Granma(www.granma.cubaweb.cu), official newspaper of the Cuban Communist Party. Trabajadores is published by the Cuban trade union movement, and the more lively Juventud Rebelde is aimed at a younger readership.