Contort (verb)

  1. To twist or bend in a violent or unnatural way.
  2. To distort the shape, form, or meaning of something.
  3. To make facial expressions or gestures in a distorted or unnatural way.


Derived from the latin word 'contortus' which means twisted, turned.


  1. The snake contorted its body to escape from the predator.
  2. The politician was accused of contorting the facts to suit his own purposes.
  3. The gymnast contorted his body into a series of impressive poses.
  4. The storm winds contorted the trees and tore down power lines.
  5. The comedian contorted his face into a series of exaggerated expressions that had the audience in stitches.
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