English noun: contortion
|1.||contortion (act) the act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself)|
|Broader (hypernym)||change of shape|
|2.||contortion (shape) a tortuous and twisted shape or position|
|Samples||They built a tree house in the tortuosities of its boughs.|
The acrobat performed incredible contortions.
|Synonyms||crookedness, torsion, tortuosity, tortuousness|
|Broader (hypernym)||distorted shape, distortion|