perverts, perverting, perverted
(The verb is pronounced [[t]pə(r)vɜ͟ː(r)t[/t]]. The noun is pronounced [[t]pɜ͟ː(r)vɜː(r)t[/t]].)
1) VERB If you pervert something such as a process or society, you interfere with it so that it is not as good as it used to be or as it should be. [FORMAL]

[V n] Any reform will destroy and pervert our constitution...

[V n] He perverted her mind.

2) PHRASE: V inflects If someone perverts the course of justice, they deliberately do something that will make it difficult to discover who really committed a particular crime, for example, destroying evidence or lying to the police. [LEGAL]

He was charged with conspiring to pervert the course of justice.

3) N-COUNT If you say that someone is a pervert, you mean that you consider their behaviour, especially their sexual behaviour, to be immoral or unacceptable.

English dictionary. 2008.


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