AskDefine | Define contort

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contort v : twist and press out of shape [syn: deform, distort, wring]

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con- + -tort, from Middle English, from contortus, past participle of contorquere, from com- + torqueo.


  1. To twist in a violent manner; as, features contorted with fury.
  2. To twist into or as if into a strained shape or expression.


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