Warp
Warp Warp, v. i. 1. To turn, twist, or be twisted out of shape; esp., to be twisted or bent out of a flat plane; as, a board warps in seasoning or shrinking. [1913 Webster]

One of you will prove a shrunk panel, and, like green timber, warp, warp. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

They clamp one piece of wood to the end of another, to keep it from casting, or warping. --Moxon. [1913 Webster]

2. to turn or incline from a straight, true, or proper course; to deviate; to swerve. [1913 Webster]

There is our commission, From which we would not have you warp. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To fly with a bending or waving motion; to turn and wave, like a flock of birds or insects. [1913 Webster]

A pitchy cloud Of locusts, warping on the eastern wind. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. To cast the young prematurely; to slink; -- said of cattle, sheep, etc. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

5. (Weaving) To wind yarn off bobbins for forming the warp of a web; to wind a warp on a warp beam. [1913 Webster]


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