distorts|distorted|distortingdɪ'stɔːt verb +make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story +form into a spiral shape +twist and press out of shape +affect as in thought or feeling +alter the shape of (something) by stress
She distorted the facts if she said it was Bill who had a gun.
Advanced English Dictionary
+verb[VN] 1 to change the shape, appearance or sound of sth so that it is strange or not clear: a fairground mirror that distorts your shape + The loudspeaker seemed to distort his voice. 2 to twist or change facts, ideas, etc. so that they are no longer correct or true: Newspapers are often guilty of distorting the truth. + The article gave a distorted picture of his childhood. distortion [C, U]: modern alloys that are resistant to wear and distortion + a distortion of the facts
Collocation Dictionary verb
grossly, seriously, severely
He was accused of grossly distorting the facts.
| completely | slightly | deliberately
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