"distort" in the verb sense
1. falsify, distort, garble, warp
make false by mutilation or addition as of a message or story
2. twist, twine, distort
form into a spiral shape
"The cord is all twisted"
3. contort, deform, distort, wring
twist and press out of shape
4. tinge, color, colour, distort
affect as in thought or feeling
"My personal feelings color my judgment in this case"
"The sadness tinged his life"
5. deform, distort, strain
alter the shape of (something) by stress
"His body was deformed by leprosy"
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