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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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For example, a contorting cat might actually move sideways even if it weren't falling.
Miyagi in The Karate Kid contorting the body of his disciple into pretzel-like shapes, bowing wisely, and saying, "I have taught you well, young grasshopper.
Of the 100 black-and-white photographs of women's torsos contorting and flaunting, the compositions appear to embrace and relish the eroticism, fearlessness, gracefulness and playfulness they possess.
Their pleasure in regression is apparent in such early works as C'era una volta (Once upon a time, 1994), a photograph of Simeone watching his own urine dripping down his pants leg, or Pupa quae etiam carne humana vescitur (Girl that also consumes human flesh, 1994), a video in which Stella continually applies pieces of adhesive to her face and then removes them, thereby contorting her features.
Didn't you learn anything from President Bush's reference to the possibility of a Democratic Congress by contorting a joke about Nancy Pelosi ``measuring the drapes'' and ``dancing in the end zone''?
Garbed in trench coat and fedora, Private Freeman wanders through the mists, as if pursued by sinister forces, contorting his limbs, constantly looking over his shoulder.
Each frame of the resulting video uses from 1,000 to 2,000 triangles to approximate the contorting sphere's curved surface.
And it's Adkins, a Chicago actor with quite a few Shakespeare credits, who spends the last, oh, 15 minutes of Act 1 contorting his nimble way over every square inch of a stalled elevator and smartly singing ``I'm the Bravest Individual.
Klimentova, encased in a sleek skin-tight unitard, has a truly pliant body--one moment ramrod straight, the next contorting into unearthly shapes.
Not only did he give a terrific reading but he literally turned into a wolf in front of our eyes, contorting all over the place.
At several points during the production, he slithered toward the audience, twitching, blinking, and contorting his arms and legs at outlandish angles.