Textual thesaurus for "distort"

(verb) strain, deform

alter the shape of (something) by stress

His body was deformed by leprosy

(verb) falsify, garble, warp

make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story

(verb) tinge, color, colour

affect as in thought or feeling

My personal feelings color my judgment in this case; The sadness tinged his life

(verb) twine, twist

form into a spiral shape

The cord is all twisted

(verb) contort, deform, wring

twist and press out of shape