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warp


warp  (wôrp)
v. warped, warp·ing, warps
v.tr.
1. To turn or twist (wood, for example) out of shape.
2. To turn from a correct or proper course; deflect.
3. To affect unfavorably, unfairly, or wrongly; bias. See Synonyms at bias.
4. To arrange (strands of yarn or thread) so that they run lengthwise in weaving.
5. Nautical To move (a vessel) by hauling on a line that is fastened to or around a piling, anchor, or pier.
v.intr.
1. To become bent or twisted out of shape: The wooden frame warped in the humidity.
2. To turn aside from a true, correct, or natural course; go astray. See Synonyms at distort.
3. Nautical To move a vessel by hauling on a line that is fastened to or around a piling, anchor, or pier.
n.
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-2 in Indo-European roots.]

warper n.


warp  /wrp/  v. [I;T] to bend out of shape: Wood left out in the rain will warp.
n. 1 a deviation from what is straight or true: Theres a serious warp in this chair leg. 2 the threads that run vertically through a piece of fabric: He set up the warp on the loom. warp

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