Distort

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Visual AlterationPlay
Use 'distort' when something appears changed, such as in funhouse mirrors or heatwaves. SlideHeatwaves on the road distort the view, making it look wavy.
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Not Always NegativePlay
'Distort' doesn't always mean bad; artists may intentionally distort shapes for effect. SlideThe sculpture's distorted figures challenge our perception of beauty.
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Emotional DistortionPlay
Feelings can 'distort' someone's view, making situations seem different than they are. SlideJealousy can distort your understanding of a friend's actions.