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prae-torquĕo, no perf., tum, 2, v. a., to twist forwards, twist round (ante-class. and post-Aug.).

I. Lit.: praetorto capite et recurvato, Col. 3, 18.—

II. Trop.: praetorquete injuriae collum, Plaut. Rud. 3, 2, 12.