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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.
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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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مُعْوَج، مَفْتول


[wɔːpt] ADJ
1. [wood] → alabeado, combado
2. (fig) [mind, sense of humour] → pervertido
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


(lit)verzogen, wellig
(fig: = twisted) sense of humour, characterabartig; judgementverzerrt; he has a warped minder hat eine abartige Fantasie or Phantasie
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


[wɔːpt] adj (wood) → curvo/a (fig) (character, sense of humour) → contorto/a
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(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
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References in classic literature ?
He accepted the deformity which had made life so hard for him; he knew that it had warped his character, but now he saw also that by reason of it he had acquired that power of introspection which had given him so much delight.
The planks looked warped! and see those sails, How thin they are and sere!
But your mind is warped by an innate principle of general integrity, and therefore not accessible to the cool reasonings of family partiality, or a desire of revenge."
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.
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.
I am not warped by prejudices, as an Italian baby is by bandages.
Are there reasons why Skimpole, not being warped by prejudices, should accept it?
The roof was the soundest part, though a good deal warped and made brittle by the sun.
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.
Such grace as was visible in it, made it the uglier, showing how warped and perverted all things good by nature were become.
If the rotor surface is warped from heat damage it will cause the brake pedal to pulsate up and down and the vehicle to jerk when stopping.