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Definitions of contort

  1. twist and press out of shape Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. To twist, or twist together; to turn awry; to bend; to distort; to wrest. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. To bend or twist out of shape. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To twist or turn violently: to writhe. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To twist; writhe. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To twist violently; wrench out of shape. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Contorted. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. To twist together; to writhe. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To twist together; to pull awry; to writhe. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. kon-tort', v.t. to twist or turn violently: to writhe.--adj. CONTORT'ED, twisted: folded or twisted back upon itself, as some parts of plants.--ns. CONTOR'TION, a violent twisting; CONTOR'TIONIST, a gymnast who practises contorted postures: one who twists words and phrases.--adj. CONTORT'IVE, expressing contortion. [L. con, inten., and torqu[=e]re, tortum, to twist.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  11. Twist, distort. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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