distort collocations and examples

 UK /dɪˈstɔː(r)t/

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make something no longer true or accurate


Adverbs frequently used with distort
to a great extent: grossly, seriously, severely, significantlyAn error in punctuation can significantly distort the meaning of a sentence.completely: completely, totallyTheir remarks appeared in the newspapers in a totally distorted form.intentionally: deliberately, systematically, wilfullyThe term ‘bias’ refers to anything that systematically distorts the results of a research study.not very much: slightlyThe programme slightly distorted the evidence in the interests of entertainment.
Nouns frequently used as the object of distort
truth or facts: evidence, facts, findings, reality, results, truthThey have a reputation for lying and distorting the facts.how people understand something: meaning, perception, understanding, viewTranslation involves transferring a message into another without distorting the meaning.
 
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