warp

warp
[[t]wɔrp[/t]]
v. t.
1) to bend or twist out of shape, esp. 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, etc.; bias; falsify
4) naut. to move (a vessel) into a desired place or position by hauling on a rope that has been fastened to something fixed, as a buoy
5) to become bent or twisted out of shape, esp. out of a straight or flat form
6) to hold or change an opinion due to prejudice, influence, etc
7) navig.
a) naut. to warp a ship or boat into position
b) naut. (of a ship or boat) to move by being warped
8) a bend or other variation from a straight or flat form
9) a mental twist, bias, or quirk
10) tex the set of yarns placed lengthwise in a loom, crossed by and interlaced with the filling, and forming the lengthwise threads in a woven fabric.
11) a hypothetical eccentricity or discontinuity in the space-time continuum:
a space warp[/ex]
12) a situation, environment, etc., that seems characteristic of another era and out of touch with contemporary life
13) naut. navig. a rope for warping or hauling a ship or boat along or into position
Etymology: bef. 900; ME werpen, OE weorpan to throw, c. OS werpan, OHG werfan, ON verpa, Go wairpan warp′age, n. warp′er, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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