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v. warped, warp·ing, warps
1. To turn or twist (wood, for example) out of shape; deform.
2. To alter from a normal, proper, or healthy state; twist or pervert: "He was ruthlessly vindictive and allowed personal grudges to warp his political perspective" (Julian E. Zelizer). See Synonyms at distort.
3. To arrange strands of yarn or thread lengthwise onto (a loom) in preparation for weaving.
4. Nautical To move (a vessel) by hauling on a line that is fastened to or around a piling, anchor, or pier.
1. To become bent or twisted out of shape: The wooden frame warped in the humidity.
2. To become altered from what is normal, proper, or healthy.
3. Nautical To move a vessel by hauling on a line that is fastened to or around a piling, anchor, or pier.
1. The state of being twisted or bent out of shape.
2. A distortion or twist, especially in a piece of wood.
3. A mental or moral twist, aberration, or deviation.
4. The threads that run lengthwise in a woven fabric, crossed at right angles to the woof.
5. Warp and woof.
6. Nautical A towline used in warping a vessel.

[Middle English werpen, from Old English weorpan, to throw away; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

warp′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.warped - used especially of timbers or boardswarped - used especially of timbers or boards; bent out of shape usually by moisture; "the floors were warped and cracked"
crooked - having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned; "crooked country roads"; "crooked teeth"
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[wɔːpt] ADJ
1. [wood] → alabeado, combado
2. (fig) [mind, sense of humour] → pervertido


(lit)verzogen, wellig
(fig: = twisted) sense of humour, characterabartig; judgementverzerrt; he has a warped minder hat eine abartige Fantasie or Phantasie


[wɔːpt] adj (wood) → curvo/a (fig) (character, sense of humour) → contorto/a


(woːp) verb
1. to make or become twisted out of shape. The door has been warped by all the rain we've had lately.
2. to cause to think or act in an abnormal way. His experiences had warped his judgement/mind.
the shape into which something is twisted by warping. The rain has given this wood a permanent warp.
warped adjective
References in classic literature ?
It has never been painted and the boards are all warped out of shape.
In the middle of the orchard we came upon a grape arbour, with seats built along the sides and a warped plank table.
My tongue's all warped with trying to curl it around these forsaken wind-galled nine-jointed German words here; now I TELL you it's awful good to lay it over a Christian word once more and kind of let the old taste soak it.
Rochester shudder: a singularly marked expression of disgust, horror, hatred, warped his countenance almost to distortion; but he only said -
His judgment was not warped by latent female jealousies, and he avoided the error into which the housekeeper had fallen, self-deluded -- the error of underrating the impression on Noel Vanstone that Magdalen had produced.
How the evidence that had been warped and wrested from the young lady, whose anguish in giving it they had witnessed, came to nothing, involving the mere little innocent gallantries and politenesses likely to pass between any young gentleman and young lady so thrown together;--with the exception of that reference to George Washington, which was altogether too extravagant and impossible to be regarded in any other light than as a monstrous joke.
have been for years acted on by, and warped to the base purposes of - HEEP.
We had a dreary morning's work before us, for there was no sign of any wind, and the boats had to be got out and manned, and the ship warped three or four miles round the corner of the island and up the narrow passage to the haven behind Skeleton Island.
In applying thus particularly to the Senate a general observation suggested by the situation of the country, I am governed by the consideration, that the credulous votaries of State power cannot, upon their own principles, suspect, that the State legislatures would be warped from their duty by any external influence.
Passepartout saw, too, begging friars, long-robed pilgrims, and simple civilians, with their warped and jet-black hair, big heads, long busts, slender legs, short stature, and complexions varying from copper-colour to a dead white, but never yellow, like the Chinese, from whom the Japanese widely differ.
But here and there were warped boards and cracked metallic clasps that told the tale well enough.
Here, moved by curiosity, I turned aside to find, among a tangle of red fronds, the warped and broken dog cart with the whitened bones of the horse scattered and gnawed.