distort distort  /dɪs ˈtɔrt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
  2. (v) form into a spiral shape
  3. (v) twist and press out of shape
  4. (v) affect as in thought or feeling
  5. (v) alter the shape of (something) by stress

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The energy industry and its apologists continue to distort his findings, and the current White House continues to try to silence him.
  2. For the past several years, Greenwald has conducted a persistent, malicious campaign to distort who I am and where I stand.
  3. Any reasonable person who reads the full transcript would see this and reject the Obama campaign's attempt to manipulate, twist and distort the truth.

News

  1. Opposition to House Farm Bill Spans Political Spectrum

    As the House prepares to vote this week on a five-year farm bill, liberal and conservative critics call it a nearly $1 trillion giveaway to wealthy corporate farmers, with price supports for crops that distort the market.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. The Caucus: Opposition to House Farm Bill Spans Political Spectrum

    As the House prepares to vote this week on a five-year farm bill, liberal and conservative critics call it a nearly $1 trillion giveaway to wealthy corporate farmers, with price supports for crops that distort the market.        
    on June 18, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. "If they think that they're going to try to make Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful because that I find unacceptable," Obama said on ABC's "Good Morning America." "For them to try to distort or to play snippets of her...
    on May 19, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News

  2. Speaking in London today, Brown said: "These are murderers who are trying to distort, disrupt and destroy a political process that is working for the people of Northern Ireland."
    on Mar 10, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "Some countries have taken action by limiting exports or by imposing price controls," Ban said. "They only distort markets and force prices even higher."
    on Jun 3, 2006 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: 940 News

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