Contort



[kuh n-tawrt] /kənˈtɔrt/

verb (used with object)
1.
to twist, bend, or draw out of shape; distort.
verb (used without object)
2.
to become twisted, distorted, or strained:
His face contorted into a grotesque sneer.
/kənˈtɔːt/
verb
1.
to twist or bend severely out of place or shape, esp in a strained manner
v.

early 15c., from Latin contortus, past participle of contorquere “to whirl, twist together,” from com- “together” or intensive (see com-) + torquere “to twist” (see thwart). Related: Contorted; contorting.

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