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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcontortioncon‧tor‧tion /kənˈtɔːʃən $ -ɔːr-/ noun  1 [countable]BEND a twisted position or movement that looks surprising or strange I could not force my body into the contortions required by classical ballet. facial contortions2 BEND[uncountable] when something is twisted so that it does not have its normal shape involuntary muscle contortion3 [countable]COMPLICATED something difficult you have to do in order to achieve something He went through a series of amazing contortions to get Karen a work permit.
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contortionBy a contortion of semantics he led the so-called Liberal Party.It frees him from the awkward contortions of hand and wrist that make violin lessons and practice all too necessary.He places a tiny wire runner with effortless case, in comparison with my desperate finger-wrestling, rope-biting contortions.the involuntary contortion of musclesSome bills go through numerous legislative contortions before they are approved.Torrence dances with the lithe contortions of a cobra.Two wounded people, he will joke during their nightly contortions.One contortion flows into another, each stunt is more beautiful than the last.I went to a gory pile of dead human forms in every kind of stiff contortion.His thin body was rigid and they could see the contortions of his facial muscles beneath the skin.
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