Translation of distort in Spanish:

distort

Pronunciation: /dɪˈstɔːrt; dɪˈstɔːt/

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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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

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