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American English: /dəˈstɔrt/
British English: /dɪˈstɔːt/

Translation of distort in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (deform)
    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
    • Her face was distorted with agony, and small squeaks erupted from her mouth.
    • Their faces were distorted with fear and anguish.
    • His face was distorted with tension, sweat dripping from his temples to the tiny cheap pin on his shirt: manager.
    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.
  • 2 (Electronics)
    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.
  • 3 (misrepresent)
    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

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