Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
 
Lookup History
contort

con·tort

contort

 
pronunciation:
kn tort
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: contorted, contorting, contorts
definition: to twist into an unusual or unnatural shape.
The warped mirror contorted her image.Rage contorted his features.
similar words:
distort, twist
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become twisted into an unusual or unnatural shape.
His face contorted with grief.
synonyms:
twist
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
Word PartsSubscriber feature About this feature