HyperDic: contort

English > 1 sense of the word contort:
VERBcontactcontort, deform, distort, wringtwist and press out of shape
contort > pronunciation
Soundskahntao'rt
Rhymesabort ... wart: 48 rhymes with aort...
English > contort: 1 sense > verb 1, contact
MeaningTwist and press out of shape.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsdeform, distort, wring
Narrowermorphchange shape as via computer animation
Broadertwist, twine, distortform into a spiral shape
Similar towring, wrenchTwist and compress, as if in pain or anguish
wringTwist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid
Spanishalterar, deformar, desfigurar, distorsionar, tergiversar
Catalanalterar, desfigurar, distorsionar, tergiversar
Nounscontortionthe act of twisting or deforming the shape / shape of something (e.g., yourself)
contortiona tortuous and twisted shape or position

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