Definition of Contort in English :

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1. contort, deform, distort, wring

twist and press out of shape

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to twist or bend severely out of place or shape, esp in a strained manner

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verb transitive, verb intransitive
to twist or wrench out of its usual form into one that is grotesque; distort violently
a face contorted with pain

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v. con·tort·ed, con·tort·ing, con·torts
1. To twist, wrench, or bend out of proper or natural shape: fingers contorted by arthritis. See Synonyms at distort.
2. To cause to deviate from what is normal, proper, or accurate: The leaders of the movement contorted their own principles in trying to get what they wanted.
To become contorted: "Her face contorts with pain and horror, as if something deep inside her has been shattered" (Rachel Simon).

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