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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

be (stuck) in a ˈtime warp

not having changed at all from a time in the past although everything else has: Her whole house seems to be stuck in a time warp. It’s like something out of the 1950s. OPPOSITE: keep up, move, etc. with the times
See also: time, warp

warped

mod. drug intoxicated. (A variant of bent.) Too many yellows made Jerry warped as the dickens.
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The following procedure was used for warp measurement:
Grasp the warp firmly at the back and move it forward.
IBM also recently introduced the OS/2 Warp FullPak, for a suggested retail price of $129, that will run under Windows as well as the DOS operating system.
Warp and tensile strengths of 30% glass-filled PBT were compared using a bonding coating (419), a nonbonding coating (418), and uncoated glass (816) on K-filament fibers.
Warp beam supports in high position for full width and twin warp beams.
Photo Warper's key features include support for popular formats for saving warps, including Flash SWF and Animated GIF, a built-in email feature for sharing warps with friends and family seamlessly, an easy-to-use wizard to help users get started creating warps, and sample warps included within the program.
This market shake-out, combined with the fact that web channel sales now represent a significant part of overall revenue, is driving catalogers to realize that they need a solution like Warp 9's.
On Thursday, May 27, WARP received official written notification that the company had been de-listed from the Berlin-Bremen Stock Exchange.
WARP Technology Holdings (OTCBB:WRPT) is a leading provider of network and application acceleration software.
Magellan's got the pricing flexibility from Warp 9 that they couldn't get from their existing provider.
Whether they operate a global IP network, with servers located on numerous continents, or manage a single site, SpiderCache RP offers a powerful solution to help enterprise organizations and service providers efficiently deliver dynamic content and applications via the Internet," explained Gus Bottazzi, President and CEO at WARP.
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GMTV turned to WARP Solutions after they faced a challenge maintaining performance levels associated with their growing Web site operations.
Instructors with pertinent plant experience will teach how to troubleshoot and solve all areas affecting the corrugator process and how to conduct a "Machine Condition Analysis (Audit)", deal with bonding and warp problems and learn techniques on how to reduce waste.