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contort

con·tort

contort

pronunciation:
kn tort
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: contorted, contorting, contorts
definition: to twist into an unusual or unnatural shape.
Rage contorted his features.His face contorted with rage.
similar words:
distort, twist
Word Parts
The word contort contains the following part:
tort Latin root that means twist