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 for Distorting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Distort \Dis*tort"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Distorted; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Distorting.]
     1. To twist of natural or regular shape; to twist aside
        physically; as, to distort the limbs, or the body.
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              Whose face was distorted with pain.   --Thackeray.
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     2. To force or put out of the true posture or direction; to
        twist aside mentally or morally.
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              Wrath and malice, envy and revenge, do darken and
              distort the understandings of men.    --Tillotson.
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     3. To wrest from the true meaning; to pervert; as, to distort
        passages of Scripture, or their meaning.
     Syn: To twist; wrest; deform; pervert.
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