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