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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The position of the lights was originally controlled by inserting a coin; now they contort at random, like inquisitive robots.
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.
Oh, parents might ooh and aah along with their children at some gravity-defying feat, but for some adults, watching a beautifully graceful physical specimen - male or female - contort into some impossible position has undoubtedly triggered an erotic image or two.
The effect of the pain contorts other parts of my body and causes them to stiffen, worsening the whole situation.
The ruptured strata of our disparate history, Contorts and fragments relentlessly Under heated opinions and violent outbursts, Inexorably building layer upon layer, Forcing deep fissures in the fragile crust Of a bewildered community.
FREE EXPRESSION: Delia's face contorts during the odd interview
By the end of part one, the dancers have almost melted into the upstage darkness, as Heidi Vierthaler contorts her body on the floor.
It was a response to Joanna Manning's column of January 28, "How the Vatican contorts itself in banning women as priests.