Synonyms of 'contort'
twistDictionary, knot, distort
His face contorts as he screams out the lyrics.
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Plastic deforms when subjected to heat.
Make sure the image isn't distorted by lumps and bumps.
If you twist something, especially a part of your body, or if it twists, it moves into an unusual, uncomfortable, or bent position, for example because of being hit or pushed, or because you are upset.
The car was left a mess of twisted metal.
Thesaurus for contort from the Collins English Thesaurus
If someone's face or body contorts or is contorted , it moves into an unnatural and unattractive shape or position .