Simple Definition of contort
: to twist into an unusual appearance or shape
Examples of contort
His body contorted with pain.
The boy contorted his body to squeeze through the gate.
Her face was contorted with rage.
Origin of contort
Middle English, from Latin contortus, past participle of contorquēre, from com- + torquēre to twist — more at torture
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of contort
Rhymes with contort
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