contort


contort
I verb bend, bend out of shape, deform, depravare, detorquere, dislocate, distorquere, distort, knot, misshape, pervert, turn, twine, twist, twist and turn, wind, wrench, wrest, wrinkle, writhe II index distort, misrepresent

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  • contort — contórt adj. m., pl. contórţi; f. sg. contórtă, pl. contórte Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  CONTÓRT, Ă adj. Învârtit, sucit. ♦ (Despre frunze) Care se acoperă parţial una pe alta. [cf …   Dicționar Român

  • Contort — Con*tort , v. t. [L. contortus, p. p. of contorquere to twist; con + torquere to twist. See {Torture}.] To twist, or twist together; to turn awry; to bend; to distort; to wrest. [1913 Webster] The vertebral arteries are variously contorted. Ray.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contort — early 15c., from L. contortus, pp. of contorquere to whirl, twist together, from com together or intensive (see COM (Cf. com )) + torquere to twist (see THWART (Cf. thwart)). Related: Contorted; contorting …   Etymology dictionary

  • contort — distort, warp, *deform Analogous words: twist, bend, *curve …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • contort — [v] disfigure, distort bend, convolute, curve, deform, gnarl, knot, misshape, torture, twist, warp, wind, wrench, writhe; concepts 147,184 Ant. beautify, smooth …   New thesaurus

  • contort — ► VERB ▪ twist or bend out of its normal shape. DERIVATIVES contortion noun. ORIGIN Latin contorquere twist round, brandish …   English terms dictionary

  • contort — [kən tôrt′] vt., vi. [< L contortus, pp. of contorquere, to whirl, twist < com , together + torquere, to twist: see TORT] to twist or wrench out of its usual form into one that is grotesque; distort violently [a face contorted with pain]… …   English World dictionary

  • contort — UK [kənˈtɔː(r)t] / US [kənˈtɔrt] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms contort : present tense I/you/we/they contort he/she/it contorts present participle contorting past tense contorted past participle contorted if your face or body contorts …   English dictionary

  • contort — verb Contort is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑face, ↑mouth Contort is used with these nouns as the object: ↑feature …   Collocations dictionary

  • contort — con|tort [kənˈto:t US o:rt] v [I and T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of contorquere, from com ( COM ) + torquere to twist ] if you contort something, or if it contorts, it twists out of its normal shape and looks strange… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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