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στρεβλ-όω , fut.
A.-ώσωPlu.Phoc.35: aor. “ἐστρέβλωσαDin.1.63:—twist or strain tight, ὄνοισι ξυλίνοισι τὰ ὅπλα drawing the cables taut with windlasses (cf. “στρέβλη1), Hdt.7.36; screw up the strings of an instrument, “τὰς χορδὰς ἐπὶ τῶν κολλόπων στρεβλοῦνPl.R.531b.
II. twist or wrench a dislocated limb, with a view to setting it, “ς. τὸν πόδαHdt.3.129; also of wrestlers, Philostr.Im.2.6, cf. 1.6 (Pass.):—Med., ἐς τοὐπίσω τὰς χεῖρας ς. Alciphr.3.43:—Pass., στρεβλωθῆναι acquire a squint, Herod.Med. in Rh.Mus.58.78; ἐσχηκότες στρεβλουμένους τοὺς ὀφθαλμούς ibid.
2. stretch on the wheel or rack, to rack, torture, applied to slaves for the purpose of extracting evidence, Ar.Nu.620, Ra.620, Antipho 5.32, Herod.2.89; “στρεβλοῦν . . τοῦτον ὡς κατάσκοπονAntiph.277:—Pass., “ἐπὶ τροχοῦ στρεβλούμενοςAr.Lys.846, Pl.875; “ἀπέθανε στρεβλωθείςLys.13.54, cf. And.1.44, Gal.6.312: fut. Med. στρεβλώσομαι in pass. sense, Pl.R.361e.
3. metaph., pervert or distort words, 2 Ep.Pet. 3.16:—Pass., LXX 2 Ki.22.27.
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    • Herodotus, Histories, 3.129
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    • Plato, Republic, 361e
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    • Aristophanes, Clouds, 620
    • Plutarch, Phocion, 35
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