twisted, wound, wrapped
Something that is tortuous, such as a piece of writing, is long and complicated with many twists and turns in direction; a tortuous argument can be deceitful because it twists or turns the truth.
When something is subjected to distortion, it is twisted out of shape in some way.
When you give a retort to what someone has said, you reply in a quick and witty fashion.
twist and press out of shape
twisted (especially as in pain or struggle)
the act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself)
make false by mutilation or addition
so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly
an exorbitant charge
greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them
usually herbivorous land turtles having clawed elephant-like limbs
the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason
someone who inflicts severe physical pain (usually for punishment or coercion)
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