warp
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English wearp; akin to Old High German warf warp, Old English weorpan to throw, Old Norse verpa Date: before 12th century 1. a. a series of yarns extended lengthwise in a loom and crossed by the weft b. foundation, base <
the warp of the economic structure is agriculture — American Guide Series: North Carolina
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2. a rope for warping or mooring a ship or boat 3. [warp (II)] a. a twist or curve that has developed in something originally flat or straight <
a warp in a door panel
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b. a mental aberration • warpage noun II. verb Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to arrange (yarns) so as to form a warp 2. a. to turn or twist out of or as if out of shape; especially to twist or bend out of a plane b. to cause to judge, choose, or act wrongly or abnormally ; pervert c. distort <
intellect and learning…warped by prejudices — Irving Wallace
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warps space and time
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d. to deflect from a course 3. to move (as a ship) by hauling on a line attached to a fixed object intransitive verb 1. to become warped 2. to move a ship by warping Synonyms: see deformwarper noun

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