Adjective "warp" definition and examples

(Warp may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/wɔːp/

Definitions and examples

verb

Make or become bent or twisted out of shape, typically as a result of the effects of heat or damp.
  1. no object 'wood has a tendency to warp'
  2. 'At another house the high-density polyethylene pipe warped by heat was attached to the downlet pipe jutting from the terrace.'
  3. 'When coupled with a synthetic stock to prevent warping from moisture, it retains zero well and can withstand substantial abuse.'
  4. 'Past removalists have chipped it, put nicks in the door, and mysteriously warped one handle out of shape.'
  5. 'The bag was beginning to lose its resistance, and so the box was a little warped where the damp had seeped through.'
  6. 'The windshield was, of course, new too and had not yet been warped up from the heat from the defroster.'
  7. 'For one thing, after only a couple of uses, wood forms get warped, twisted, and crusted over with concrete, which means you have to replace them.'
  8. 'When it touched the feet of any demon, its body began to warp, twist into odd shapes, and then after a few moments it exploded, sending bloody chunks of flesh in all directions.'
  9. 'Woods tendency to warp and twist can cause any gate design to become misaligned.'
  10. 'We are pleased to announce that we have addressed the two major problems with the Flytec Racing Pod warping with heat and stability in turbulence.'
  11. 'The boiler had cooled since yesterday, the outer insulating jacket stained and warped from heat.'
  12. 'a warped sense of humour'
  13. 'It seems they have a strangely warped sense of what they think is funny as well.'
  14. 'God must have a pretty warped sense of humour, because with our differences, its a miracle that men and women ever manage to hook up at all.'
  15. 'My sense of humour tended to warp a little bit when I was faced with actual life-threatening danger.'
  16. 'In both cases, Emma knows better, but prejudice warps her judgment.'
  17. 'As for Thomas not telling: stupidity, pride, warped sense of loyalty, take your pick.'
  18. 'In fact, she had been so alone that even her language had been warped into an unorthodox state.'
  19. 'Forget the outlandish demands and warped sense of value.'
  20. 'Something amusing I thought of this morning though - I dare say other people have the same warped sense of humour I do and thought of it as well.'
  21. 'Beyond the devices agents use to secure and conduct auctions, the problem is that many buyers allow emotion to warp their judgment.'
  22. 'Though opposite in rhythmic conceits, both seem to warp one's sense of movement through space.'
(with reference to a ship) move or be moved along by hauling on a rope attached to a stationary object ashore.
    (in weaving) arrange (yarn) so as to form the warp of a piece of cloth.
      Cover (land) with a deposit of alluvial soil by natural or artificial flooding.

        noun

        A twist or distortion in the shape of something.
        1. 'Everybody sees through their warp, through their bias, through their pretensions, through their needs all of that.'
        2. 'The Devil Star screamed through the portal and they entered warp space.'
        3. 'The old machine was soon cruising at warp speed and we sat back and reminisced about the old times.'
        4. 'The game contains smooth graphics whilst playing although you notice very little at warp speed, and the cut scenes do a good job without creating too much fuss.'
        5. 'Whether science fiction novels refer to it as warp speed, hyperspeed, or lightspeed, the prospect of traveling at the speed of light or faster has enthralled humanity for decades.'
        6. 'My nan had one of those salad spinners, which sent leaves hurtling through space at warp speed and produced enough water to irrigate a smallholding.'
        7. 'Its benefits included intergalactic space travel at warp speed.'
        8. 'This just goes with the other pointless stuff, space ships without laser guns or warp drives, broken inter-galactic telescopes, and an international space station that only the privileged can visit.'
        9. 'But time is fickle and not particularly friendly to me and the fecker will go all warp speed.'
        10. 'A deafening cheer arose from the cockpit as the Snow Eagle dropped out of warp space right next to them.'
        11. 'Once I reached warp speed, I never saw two of the dogs again but one of the white and black mutts was persistent and kept up an impressive pace.'
        12. 'no mind is more capable of warps than his'
        (in weaving) the threads on a loom over and under which other threads (the weft) are passed to make cloth.
        1. figurative 'rugby is woven into the warp and weft of South African society'
        2. 'Unless the carpet is badly worn, or the pile is carefully separated to allow examination, neither weft nor warp will show from the front.'
        3. 'In many cases, the muted hues of her warp and weft don't quite match up, lending each work a subtle textural richness.'
        4. 'The double ikat entails yarn with more than one colour on the weft or the warp (for parallel threads) or both.'
        5. 'But you should go see it, and not only that, you should look at it closely, the warp and weft of details that make it all hang together in such a unique way.'
        6. 'The undyed warps were attached to the top of the loom and the ends were allowed to hang freely The weaving involves a variety of twining techniques to enable the weaver to create curvilinear designs.'
        7. 'The warp and woof fibers of the organza, which were of the same diameter, thus formed right- and left-handed helices around the tube.'
        8. 'Women in blue plastic capes weave wool through the fence, using it as warp and weft.'
        9. 'Grant us the strength to love creation not merely for what it can give us, but because our health and holiness is woven - warp and weft - with its health and holiness.'
        10. 'Separating out the various frequencies and rhythms we garner and seek to discern the pattern being created before us from the skein of sounds as warp and weft are woven and unwoven.'
        11. 'Pluralism was woven into the warp and woof of Indian society.'
        12. 'The jali normally worked by tearing apart the warp and weft threads of the cloth and by preparing minute button hole stitches.'
        A rope attached at one end to a fixed point and used for moving or mooring a ship.
          Alluvial sediment; silt.

            More definitions

            1. to bend or twist out of shape, especially from a straight or flat form, as timbers or flooring.

            2. to bend or turn from the natural or true direction or course.

            3. to distort or cause to distort from the truth, fact, true meaning, etc.; bias; falsify: Prejudice warps the mind.

            4. Aeronautics. to curve or bend (a wing or other airfoil) at the end or ends to promote equilibrium or to secure lateral control.

            5. Nautical. to move (a vessel) into a desired place or

            More examples(as adjective)

            "windows can be warp in frames."

            "windows can be warp."

            Origin

            Old English weorpan (verb), wearp (noun), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch werpen and German werfen ‘to throw’. Early verb senses included ‘throw’ and ‘hit with a missile’; the sense ‘bend’ dates from late Middle English. The noun was originally a term in weaving (see warp (sense 2 of the noun)).