Definition of "contort" [con•tort]

  • To twist, wrench, or bend severely out of shape: pain that contorted their faces. (verb-transitive)
  • To become twisted into a strained shape or expression. See Synonyms at distort. (verb-intransitive)

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Use "contort" in a sentence
  • "I might have passed out for a moment; Noah’s face went fuzzy as I watched his expression contort in the pleasant agony of sex."
  • "The interplay between contract and tort the so-called contort is very important and not easy to understand."
  • "The demon cocked his head to the side and with analytical interest watched his mistress’s expression contort."