Meaning of “contort” in the English Dictionary

"contort" in British English

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contortverb [ I or T ]

uk /kənˈtɔːt/ us /kənˈtɔːrt/
contorted
adjective uk /kənˈtɔː.tɪd/ us /kənˈtɔːr.t̬ɪd/

contorted limbs/branches
contortion
noun [ C or U ] uk /kənˈtɔː.ʃən/ us /kənˈtɔːr.ʃən/

facial/bodily contortions

(Definition of “contort” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)