(intransitive) to travel through space by means of a space warp n.; (transitive) to cause to move through space, to another dimension, etc., by means of a warp
You propose to warp a third-dimensional being into a fourth dimension. How can a third-dimensional thing exist there? You said a short time ago that only a specified dimension could exist on one single plane.
Hellhounds of the Cosmos in Astounding Stories June 342/1
‘That warp,’ said Sarl slowly. ‘—was a time warp and not a space warp. You went along with the Sun as it moved, and when you came through again, the stars had shifted and you couldn't recognize them. You thought you had been shifted in space. You had been, of course, but there are an infinite number of spaces, of possible spaces. You were warped into one where time had almost stopped. You took over the time-rate of the space where you were, and over a million years passed. When I couldn't locate your sun, I suspected the truth, and I set the controls on our sun and sent the time factor backward. There is no doubt—’
Flight of the Dawn Star in Astounding Science-Fiction Mar. 36/1
The Ark…would warp through space to a point a safe distance outside the Argyle I-II system and come in on rocket power.
Placet is a Crazy Place in Astounding Science Fiction May 129/1
Englehart himself made no calls, but the pioneers did, and Earth was ready for him when he warped in. He was welcomed as a hero, as a conquistador, a demigod.
Minority Report in Astounding Science Fiction June 133/1
The little line was followed by a heavier line and then they warped us together, slowly.
Farmer in Sky (1975) iv. 52
They warped the ordered fabric of the space-time continuum itself, and acting on the matter of himself and his plane at the ‘eye’ of the explosion, had warped them too—into the future.
Citadel of the Star Lords in Imagination Oct. 15/1
Any attempt to make an exact molecular duplicate of a matrix like the one commanding Sharra—is it ninth level or tenth?—would warp half the planet right out of spacetime.
Sword of Aldones v. 51
We have to break off our researches here…and go warping off on some fleet maneuver two thousand light-years away.
My Enemy, my Ally ii. 28
They warped him back to TEF Mainbase on Cueball, the ringed planet orbiting Sirus, to be court-martialed and to stand trial.
The Few, The Proud in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine Mar. 24
If it’s excitement you want, we could have you warping all over the galaxy again.
Lost Years iii. 78
2013 Herald-Times (Bloomington, Indiana) 16 May
Kirk and his first officer, the logical Mr. Spock…, warp toward the Neutral Zone separating Federation space from the Klingon Empire.
Clifford Simak, in Astounding
Research HistoryFred Galvin submitted a 1938 cite from Robert Moore Williams, in Astounding.
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