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Definition of contort verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[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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