contort


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Synonyms for contort

Synonyms for contort

to alter and spoil the natural form or appearance of

Synonyms for contort

twist and press out of shape

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Every body type in here is different -- there's guys in here that can do things that I will never do, just because their body will contort and they're limber and (have the) ability to take their leg and put their leg behind their head,'' McCarthy said.
The latest answer to the problem provides a geometrically optimal path one that minimizes the energy needed to contort the sphere through its transformation.
Afforded a number titled ``Show Off,'' in which she is required to sing, dance, twirl, contort, ventriloquize and perform magic (among other things), the ever-game Foster buzzes through it without a lost breath.
Set against the rigour of the orthogonal storage areas, the foyer offers a dramatically dynamic sequence of entrance and circulation areas, as residual spaces between the angular white screen wall, balcony edges and staircase contort and taper, rise and fall.
This often generates curious configurations as the architect and his technical consultants had to squeeze, fold and contort the available space.
Using fluorescence microscopy and stained DNA, the scientists first watched individual DNA strands contort in ways predicted by the reptation theory, then tracked the molecule's twists and turns for up to 2 minutes at a time.
A significant time saver for design visualization, the Map Scaler module allows designers to stretch, scale, or contort geometry on the fly, while ensuring that mapped textures will remain true to scale and perspective.
Developed at the Sony Computer Science Laboratory in Tokyo, this system combines speech recognition, language understanding, and voice synthesis with a graphics capability that models the way muscles contort a face to create certain expressions.
The calculations also hint at the intriguing possibility that even without a sphere of false vacuum present, there is still a finite probability that a piece of empty space could contort itself into a universe.
The position of the lights was originally controlled by inserting a coin; now they contort at random, like inquisitive robots.