Learner's definition of DISTORT
to change the natural, normal, or original shape, appearance, or sound of (something) in a way that is usually not attractive or pleasing
Her face was distorted by pain.
The odd camera angle distorted her figure in the photograph.
The sound of the guitar was distorted.
to change (something) so that it is no longer true or accurate
She felt he was distorting the facts.
The story was distorted by the press.
The loss of both her parents at an early age distorted her outlook on life.
[more distorted; most distorted]