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3 definitions found
 for Contort
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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           The vertebral arteries are variously contorted. --Ray.
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           Kant contorted the term category from the proper
           meaning of attributed.                   --Sir W.
                                                    Hamilton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  contort
      v 1: twist and press out of shape [syn: contort, deform,
           distort, wring]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  61 Moby Thesaurus words for "contort":
     bend, buckle, corkscrew, crinkle, crook, crumple, curve, distort,
     garble, get one wrong, get wrong, gloss, gnarl, intort, knot,
     meander, misapply, misapprehend, miscite, misconceive, misconstrue,
     misdeem, misexplain, misexplicate, misexpound, misinterpret,
     misjudge, misquote, misread, misrender, misshape, mistake,
     mistranslate, misunderstand, pervert, scallop, screw, serpentine,
     slink, snake, spring, squeeze, strain the sense, swirl, torture,
     turn, turn awry, twine, twirl, twist, twist and turn,
     twist the words, warp, whirl, whorl, wind, worm, wrench, wrest,
     wring, writhe
  
  

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