Twist or bend out of its normal shape: [with object]: a spasm of pain contorted his face [no object]: her face contorted with anger (as adjective contorted) contorted limbs figurative a contorted version of the truth
More example sentences
- He twists and contorts the impossible and the plausible, having his characters do impossible things that make absolute sense.
- Reed Richards acquires the power to contort into any shape he pleases.
- It twists their faces and contorts their features.
late Middle English: from Latin contort- 'twisted around, brandished', from the verb contorquere, from con- 'together' + torquere 'twist'.