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    twist - Dictionary definition and meaning for word twist

    Definition
    (noun) an unforeseen development
    Synonyms : turn , turn of events
    Example Sentence
    • events suddenly took an awkward turn
    Definition
    (noun) an interpretation of a text or action
    Synonyms : construction
    Example Sentence
    • they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct
    Definition
    (noun) any clever maneuver
    Synonyms : device , gimmick
    Example Sentence
    • he would stoop to any device to win a point
    • it was a great sales gimmick
    • a cheap promotions gimmick for greedy businessmen
    Definition
    (noun) the act of rotating rapidly
    Synonyms : spin , twirl , twisting , whirl
    Example Sentence
    • he gave the crank a spin
    • it broke off after much twisting
    Definition
    (noun) a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
    Synonyms : pull , wrench
    Example Sentence
    • the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell
    • he was sidelined with a hamstring pull
    Definition
    (noun) a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
    Synonyms : kink , twirl
    Definition
    (noun) a circular segment of a curve
    Synonyms : bend , crook , turn
    Example Sentence
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path
    Definition
    (noun) a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself
    Synonyms : eddy
    Definition
    (noun) a jerky pulling movement
    Synonyms : wrench
    Definition
    (noun) a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
    Synonyms : braid , plait , tress
    Definition
    (noun) social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s
    Example Sentence
    • they liked to dance the twist
    Definition
    (noun) the act of winding or twisting
    Synonyms : wind , winding
    Example Sentence
    • he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind
    Definition
    (noun) turning or twisting around (in place)
    Synonyms : turn
    Example Sentence
    • with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room
    Definition
    (verb) to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
    Synonyms : squirm , worm , wrestle , wriggle , writhe
    Example Sentence
    • The prisoner writhed in discomfort
    • The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace
    Definition
    (verb) cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
    Synonyms : bend , deform , flex , turn
    Example Sentence
    • bend the rod
    • twist the dough into a braid
    • the strong man could turn an iron bar
    Definition
    (verb) turn in the opposite direction
    Example Sentence
    • twist one's head
    Definition
    (verb) form into a spiral shape
    Synonyms : distort , twine
    Example Sentence
    • The cord is all twisted
    Definition
    (verb) form into twists
    Example Sentence
    • Twist the strips of dough
    Definition
    (verb) extend in curves and turns
    Synonyms : curve , wind
    Example Sentence
    • The road winds around the lake
    • the path twisted through the forest
    Definition
    (verb) do the twist Definition
    (verb) twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates
    Synonyms : wrench
    Example Sentence
    • wrench a window off its hinges
    • wrench oneself free from somebody's grip
    • a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest
    Definition
    (verb) practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
    Example Sentence
    • Don't twist my words
    Definition
    (verb) twist suddenly so as to sprain
    Synonyms : rick , sprain , turn , wrench , wrick
    Example Sentence
    • wrench one's ankle
    • The wrestler twisted his shoulder
    • the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell
    • I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days
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