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to alter and spoil the natural form or appearance of

Synonyms for contort

twist and press out of shape

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To this, Kit only replied by bashfully bidding his mother 'get out,' and forming sundry strange figures with his legs and arms, accompanied by sympathetic contortions of his face.
he slumped to the floor, twisted his silken limbs in one great straining contortion of pain, and was dead.
A swift muscular contortion made the left shoulder strike the ground first.
He could already see the intendant's beaming smile change to a contortion of grief.
One hand, between the pickets, seemed waving at her, and almost he seemed to wink at her jocosely, though she knew it to be the contortion of deadly pain.
The dancers' musicality will be evident in demanding works like Sol Leon and Paul Lightfoot's Safe as Houses and Stop-Motion, in which they fold into inventive contortions and rapidly change formations.
I think she would have done her credibility a lot more good if she had said the idea was a good one but she wasn't keen on the colour of the van instead of the verbal contortions she resorted to trying to justify supporting it.
And his facial contortions were replaced by a smile thanks to Danny Welbeck's double that wrapped up the win.
More than most pilots, "Tyrant's" first hour is all preamble--the necessary buildup and narrative contortions to establish its provocative if implausible premise.
We both froze and I thought I owed her an explanation over my bizarre contortions and told her I was learning to swim.
HER famous dad was known for his comedy facial contortions, but there's nothing remotely funny looking about Les's girl, Charlotte Dawson.
The javelin is definitely a full-body shot, because the throwers do some amazing contortions as they release.
We are continually amazed by the contortions some will subject language to in order never to give offense to any individual or group.
According to news24, the administration has been forced into difficult contortions to justify not declaring a coup d'etat.
Wesley jokes as he describes the contortions required to perform his basic bodily functions.