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To take or have a winding course
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“Beginning in Provincetown, the road would twist, turn, and run in various compass directions along the bayside of the Cape.”
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To cause to rotate around a stationary point
“Involuntarily, she began to twist the ring on her finger out of habit.”
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To coil something (around something else)
“Eva nodded once more, and began to twist a lock of hair around her index finger.”
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To twine something together, or become intertwined
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“The right thumb and forefinger are used to twist the threads together.”
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To wrench with a turning action
“They twist a cloth into a doughnut shape and put it on their heads.”
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(especially a limb) To force or be forced out of the natural form or position
“When you twist an ankle or wrench a knee, it isn't just the tendons and ligaments that get yanked.”
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To alter something from its true state, typically to deceive
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“He is subsequently forced to twist and bend the truth to justify his crimes.”
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To move in a wriggling or writhing fashion
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“She tried to wriggle and twist around in the confined space, but could only move fractionally.”
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To distort or be distorted
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“Henry Royce did not approve of full-sized bumpers, as he considered there was a possibility that they would twist the chassis in the event of a collision.”
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To frown or show displeasure facially
“Her face would twist into a sinister look, her thin lips would pucker, and her eyes would turn as gray as frostbite.”
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Bend and give way under pressure or strain
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To twist or pinch with a sharp or sudden movement
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To cover or wrap around tightly or closely
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Mix by pressing
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To wiggle, fidget or play with
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To color by prejudice or envy
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To make something more complex
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To turn over, or cause to turn over, with a sudden quick movement
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To sway to and fro
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To manipulate or influence an event
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To select a number, or to call someone, on a telephone
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Maneuver
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To mimic humorously
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A point at which something turns or bends
“With each curve and twist in the road, the headlights swung out across the expanse of cranberry beds and illuminated the dense forest of pine beyond.”
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An act of twisting something around a stationary point
“With a single twist of the screw cap, the seal is broken with an audible click.”
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A distorted shape, especially from twisting
“She grinned at him, teeth a blaring white against the dark twist of her lips.”
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Something with a spiral shape, or that has been coiled
“Wrap the twist around the base of the ponytail, securing with both open and closed bobby pins.”
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An unexpected development or turn of events
“In a strange twist, the factor that had earlier contributed to the escalation of the war was the main factor in its resolution.”
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An unusual, and unexpected, feature or characteristic of someone or something
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“How do we treat others who display a surprising new personality twist that is at odds with the image we had of that individual before?”
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A severe or sudden twist, especially of a limb
“It had not prevented him from hitting the ledge with an awful crack and twist of his ankle.”
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A decisive change of direction, aim, meaning, or character
“The list covers classics, such as the Mint Julep, which is given a presentation twist by serving it in a silver goblet.”
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A fastening made by looping a piece of material on itself and tightening it
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A small piece or wad from a larger portion, such as of tobacco
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Curl of hair or plant
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Twist of fate
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A sudden, sharp localized pain
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A wriggling movement
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The presenting of information in a way that creates a favorable impression
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A fraudulent deal
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The quality or characteristic of being uneven
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(figuratively) A web, weave or tangle
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An unexpected situation, detail or circumstance, often unpleasant
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A wrinkle or crease on the surface of something
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A small distinctive detail or feature
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Critical juncture
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A thing that persuades or leads someone to do something
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An instance of segueing, a transition
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The act of deflecting or something deflected
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An unfair or dishonest account or exposition
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A length of hair made up of three or more interlaced strands
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Bread, pastry, or the dough used to make them
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A roll or twist of hair worn at the nape of the neck
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An idea, or an abstraction
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The expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect
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An unexpected turn of events, typically in a story
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