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-torqueō sī, tus, ēre,

to bend aside, turn off, turn away, turn, direct: ponticulum: Ora dextrā equorum, V.: lumen ab illā, O.: volnus, averted, V.: alqd in dextram partem: ad regem cursūs, V.: cervicem ad oscula, H.—To twist, distort, put out of shape: partes corporis detortae.—Of words: parce detorta, H.—Fig., to turn aside, divert, pervert: animos a virtute: quae (voluntas testium) nullo negotio flecti ac detorqueri potest: te alio pravum (i. e. ad aliud vitium), H.—To distort, misrepresent: calumniando omnia detorquendoque suspecta efficere, L.: verba prave detorta, Ta.

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