Definition of contort verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

contort

 verb
verb
NAmE//kənˈtɔrt//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they contort
 
he / she / it contorts
 
past simple contorted
 
-ing form contorting
 
 
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to become twisted or make something twisted out of its natural or normal shape His face contorted with anger. contort something Her mouth was contorted in a snarl. A spasm of pain contorted his face.
 
adjective contorted limbs/bodies (figurative) It was a contorted version of the truth.
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