verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- continuously variable transmission,
- continuum hypothesis,
Origin of contort
Examples from the Web for contort
Adèle and Emma contort themselves into a plethora of sexual positions.The 10 Best Movie Sex Scenes of 2013: ‘Blue Is the Warmest Color,’ ‘Spring Breakers,’ and More|Marlow Stern|December 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There will be side deals and efforts to contort platforms to draw new votes that make predictions hazardous.
She did not see his face change and contort itself into malignancy.The Soul Stealer|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
Contort the eyebrow sufficiently, and place the eyeball near it,—by a few lines you have anger or fierceness depicted.Roundabout Papers|William Makepeace Thackeray
That it is possible so to contort the face as to render it unrecognizable is seen in some cases of angina pectoris, of course.The Haunting of Low Fennel|Sax Rohmer
I kept seeing that Spanish woman whirl around and contort, and—do you mind my telling you?The Golden House|Charles Dudley Warner
The rabbit, which had been hanging placidly suspended, was now seized with spasms and began to twitch and contort violently.Boy Woodburn|Alfred Ollivant
Word Origin for contort
early 15c., from Latin contortus, past participle of contorquere "to whirl, twist together," from com- "together" or intensive (see com-) + torquere "to twist" (see thwart). Related: Contorted; contorting.