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Contort meaning

contort - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. To twist, or twist together; to turn awry; to bend; to distort; to wrest.
  2. 2. To twist; writhe.

contort - examples of usage

  1. At once he flung the vessel into the air, fell to the ground, and began to contort violently. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. Blisters caused by Ascomyces deformans, B., contort the leaves of peaches, as Ascomyces bullatus, B., does those of the pear, and Ascomyces juglandis, B., those of the walnut. - "Fungi: Their Nature and Uses", Mordecai Cubitt Cooke.
  3. They worry and contort and introspect. - "Emerson and Other Essays", John Jay Chapman.
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