Warp

What is Warp?

Warp is (noun) 1. twisting out of shape of a piece of wood or metal Put the two planks together, and the warp in one of them is obvious. 2. the fibres which run along the length of a piece of woven material The warp of the fabric consists of a red thread. (verb) 1. to twist out of shape Cycling across potholes can warp your front wheel. If you leave the planks out in the rain they will warp. 2. to have a bad effect on someone’s mind or character The beatings he had from his father seem to have warped his mind.

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level