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contort

verb [I or T] uk   /kənˈtɔːt/ us    /-ˈtɔːrt/
to (cause something to) twist or bend violently and unnaturally into a different shape or form: His face contorted with bitterness and rage.
contorted
adjective uk   /-ˈtɔː.tɪd/ us    /-ˈtɔːr.t̬ɪd/
contorted limbs/branches
contortion
noun [C or U] uk   /-ˈtɔː.ʃən/ us    /-ˈtɔːr.ʃən/
facial/bodily contortions
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