In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(deform)(metal/object) deformar(image/reflection) deformar(image/reflection) distorsionarhis face was distorted by / with anger/pain — tenía el rostro crispado por la ira/del dolor
- a distorting mirror — un espejo deformante
3(misrepresent)(statement/facts) tergiversar(facts/statement) distorsionar
- The irregular shape of the cornea distorts the image causing it to blur, unlike in a lazy eye where the eye is essentially normal.
- We see how poverty twists and distorts people and places.
- It's appalling that Ford, for example, will provide only one wide-angle photo, which distorts the shape of the vehicle.
- It was gnarled like a tree branch, twisting and distorting in places.
- However the trade in 2001 was distorted due to the foot and mouth outbreak.
- The 4mm safety glass used to make the Quality Mat gives it a very solid feel - there is no way that this surface should bend, warp or distort.
- This prevents the panel from warping or distorting without limiting its natural movement.
- As she snaps her fingers, the pillar distorts, and bends.
- His face was distorted with tension, sweat dripping from his temples to the tiny cheap pin on his shirt: manager.
- In addition, all cotton fabric may shrink or otherwise distort out of its desired shape & size.
- It twisted in sickening slow motion, distorting out of shape.
- The tail section was bent awkwardly, distorted as if heated plastic.
- The wooden floor beneath Lord Anuru began to twist and distort, as well as the walls and the ceiling which was now nigh gone.
- As it reached Jenny, it was once again warped and distorted.
- It was distorted in a horrible shape, because she had wrung her hands nervously.
- Don't grip the huss too hard as this makes them twist and distort even more.
- The surface of the mirror began to twist and swirl, distorting Ferik's own image until it had been sucked away completely.
- A section of the flow control valve was missing, while the metal pneumatic line remained attached but was bent and distorted.
- This can distort or deform the frame or even break the glass.
- The shadows warped and distorted as a humanoid shape detached itself.
- The roof was caved in, the passenger side was crushed, the windshield was blown out and the hood was twisted and distorted.
- Not only did its reflection change, but the mirror's physical shape became distorted as well.
- Her face was distorted with agony, and small squeaks erupted from her mouth.
- The shape fitted my head without distorting, as so oft-occurred with other caps.
- Their faces were distorted with fear and anguish.
- The image is stretched, and the picture is distorted out of shape.
- He moves into a team and changes everything about it - knitting himself into the fabric and distorting and bending it from within.
- Anamorphic images are distorted so that they appear correctly from one viewpoint only.
- His face was slightly distorted due to the river rapids but I still recognized him.
- Prune carefully to avoid distorting the natural shape of the tree or leaving stubs on the remaining branches.
- A few seconds into the flight, the fins appear to warp and distort.
- Heat made the air thick - it must be distorting the sound waves, slowing them down.
- Having all nine members constantly yelling into distorting microphones over RZA's too-quiet beats is trying.
- He heard a voice, twisted and distorted, coursing to his ears.
- Yet many of his scores make a feature of unconventional sounds - distorted electric guitar, harmonica, prepared piano.
- The echoes were twisted and distorted in the enclosed tunnel.
- These air pockets can distort the sound waves and produce an unclear image.
- In this model, communication may be distorted during transmission and interpretation of the communication.
- Here the beam has been distorted by the particle.
- Put on some headphones and twist the volume dial until it distorts beyond recognition.
- Other competitors usually use tiny speakers that tend to distort the music easily, but not Motorola.
- Worse, it could distort electronic transmissions and knock out nuclear early-warning systems.
- Hearing aids just amplify sounds that are distorted without the hearing device; they don't necessarily reduce the distortion.
- Using a synthesizer, he distorted tapes of recorded speech, making the words difficult to understand.
- The angle of the sampling optics can distort the beam.
- The music distorted to the point just before the point of no recognition.
- She screams at him until the volume of her voice is distorting the phone signal and he cannot comprehend a word she says.
- Next I heard some music, but distorted in some way, maybe through the synthesizers.
- The transmission would distort her voice past recognition for the moment.
- The only fix is to silence the equipment, or to actively distort its signal emanations.
- The voice had been distorted with some sort of audio device.
- The film explains the concept of market-to-market accounting which hugely distorted the reporting of its profits.
- In fact the corporate media have consistently distorted the truth in exactly this way for many years.
- By taking this stand they are choosing to deliberately distort my views.
- The developed world should be serious about removing subsidies which distort trade and which damage the environment.
- In addition, the probability of the results being distorted by confounding factors has not been adequately addressed.
- Such grossly distorted views of the budget are not inevitable.
- Is it just me, or is the story here that Chris completely distorts what Clark said?
- Most political flicks, even the good ones, suffer from a seriously distorted vision of their subject.
- However, these disposals slightly distort the picture.
- The administration grossly distorted intelligence to make that case.
- Concerning the single tax, Tucker may have deliberately distorted its meaning.
- The change in goodwill accounting also distorts year-over-year earnings comparisons in 2002 and 2003.
- Ludwig grossly distorted this history by describing Dobbs merely as a leader of the Teamsters.
- A few newspapers did carry the story but wildly distorted the facts, greatly upsetting the brothers.
- The media, he said, often distorts what young people say and do.
- Consequently, these subsidies are distorting the rules of the game on the world market.
- The nature of adulation does not distort his impression of reality.
- The sensationalist media coverage also paints a highly distorted picture.
- Many investors now distrust pension accounting because it distorts reported earnings.
- I think that those who criticise me have distorted what I said in the article.
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