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be caught in a time warp

To remain unchanged from a time in the past, especially in an antiquated or obsolete way. ("Time warp" is sometimes hyphenated.) This town is so entrenched in its backwards ideals and moral values, like it's caught in a time warp or something! There's nothing digital in the house—no computers, no smartphones, just a typewriter and a single rotary telephone. Talk about being caught in a time-warp!
See also: caught, time, warp

be locked in a time warp

To remain unchanged from a time in the past, especially in an antiquated or obsolete way. ("Time warp" is sometimes hyphenated.) This town is so entrenched in its backwards ideals and moral values, like it's locked in a time warp or something! There's nothing digital in the house—no computers, no smartphones, just a typewriter and a single rotary telephone. Talk about being locked in a time-warp!
See also: lock, time, warp

be stuck in a time warp

To remain unchanged from a time in the past, especially in an antiquated or obsolete way. ("Time warp" is sometimes hyphenated.) This town is so entrenched in its backwards ideals and moral values, like it's stuck in a time warp or something! There's nothing digital in the house—no computers, no smartphones, just a typewriter and a single rotary telephone. Talk about being stuck in a time-warp!
See also: stuck, time, warp

be trapped in a time warp

To remain unchanged from a time in the past, especially in an antiquated or obsolete way. ("Time warp" is sometimes hyphenated.) This town is so entrenched in its backwards ideals and moral values, like it's trapped in a time warp or something! There's nothing digital in the house—no computers, no smartphones, just a typewriter and a single rotary telephone. Talk about being trapped in a time-warp!
See also: time, trap, warp

time warp

A stoppage in the passage of time; also, a distortion of time whereby an event or person could hypothetically move from one era to another. For example, Nothing in their lives has changed since the sixties; they're in a time warp, or Having a seventy-year-old actress portray a teenager-that was some time warp! This term originated in science fiction, where it signifies "a supernatural movement from one era to another," and came to be used more loosely. [c. 1950]
See also: time, warp

warp and woof

The underlying structure or foundation of something, as in He foresaw great changes in the warp and woof of the nation's economy. This expression, used figuratively since the second half of the 1500s, alludes to the threads that run lengthwise ( warp) and crosswise ( woof) in a woven fabric.
See also: and, warp, woof

warped

mod. drug intoxicated. (A variant of bent.) Too many yellows made Jerry warped as the dickens.
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Morpheus Photo Animation Suite, a three-in-one photo animation suite, includes Morpheus Photo Morpher, Morpheus Photo Warper and Morpheus Photo Mixer, as well as 15 sample morphs, warps and mixes.
Raddle: A wooden bar with a row of upright pegs in it used by warpers to keep the warp at a proper width and prevent it tangling.
Discreet's industry-first integrated Colour Warper is a unique software color corrector that provides fast, flexible master controls for interactive color manipulation, scene-to-scene color matching, selective color correction, as well as the ability to warp RGB space to produce unparalleled effects.
Discreet, Colour Warper, inferno, flame and flint are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Discreet Logic Inc.
Inferno is the resolution-independent, Academy Award-winning visual effects toolset for the creation of stunning imagery for projects ranging from video to film to HDTV, featuring precise image manipulation tools including Keyer, Colour Corrector, Paint, Warper, Tracker, Stabilizer, and a user interface optimized for real-time user experimentation.
Antich was founded in 1989 and is best known as a commission warper, weaver and mender.
The PCI board product is a single-board system with on-board digitizer, warper, controller, memory, and display.
They arrived in Melbourne and Christine worked as a warper before joining Austral Standard Cables, where she stayed 20 years.
The capabilities provided by the Genesis image warper make possible numerous revolutionary improvements in helmet-mounted displays," says John Milner, director of Rotorcraft Programs at Kaiser Electronics.
She was a bobbin winder and a warper at Mallinsons and Shires mill before her marriage to Tom Knight in 1932.
He was a worsted warper for more than 40 years and Mrs Gill, 81, was a woollen warper for nine years.