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Warp, vb. 1) intr. a) to change (as timber) from the straight direction and become crooked: “one of you will prove a shrunk panel and like green timber w., w.” As III, 3, 90.
Partic. --ed (like crooked, q. v.) == 1) perverse, unnatural: “such a --ed slip of wilderness ne'er issued from his blood,” Meas. III, 1, 142. 2) malignant: “here's another, whose --ed looks proclaim what store her heart is made on,” Lr. III, 6, 56.
b) to turn from a proper course, to deviate: “there is our commission, from which we would not have you w.” Meas. I, 1, 15.
c) to change for the worse: “my favour here begins to w.” Wint. I, 2, 365.
2) trans. to make crooked, to turn out of shape, to distort: “his scornful perspective . . . which --ed the line of every other favour,” All's V, 3, 49. Applied to the different effects produced by the winter wind on water (which is the emblem of falseness; cf. Water): “though thou the waters warp, thy sting is not so sharp as friend remembered not,” As II, 7, 187 (probably == change in general, by freezing as well as by ruffling them).
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