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A point at which something turns or bends
“There's no discernible twist or bend in it whatsoever - it feels like a fully roll-caged race car.”
An unusual feature of a person's personality, typically an unhealthy one
“But I come to the conclusion that sometimes failure gives an interesting twist to a person.”
An act of twisting something around a stationary point
“It can be switched from rear drive to high or low range four-wheel-drive with a twist of a fascia-mounted knob.”
A distorted shape
“She grinned at him teeth a blaring white against the dark twist of her lips, otherwise cruel.”
A thing with a spiral shape
“So when I need a little sugary fix, I always knew that I could stop by my mother's house and grab a licorice twist or peppermint patty.”
An unexpected development of events
“In a strange twist of irony, players who played the past year overseas say they are too worn down to participate, while players who didn't play claim they are nowhere near game shape.”
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.”
“Loretta was still trying to take in this curious twist of fate.”
Take or have a winding course
“The palace where this wild party occurs is oddly arranged, however, with a series of seven rooms that twist and wind beyond the view of the other.”
To change so much as to create a wrong impression or alter the meaning of
“He is forced to twist and bend the truth to justify his crimes.”
Move one's body so that the shoulders and hips are facing in different directions
“Her body begins to twist when she feels me on her shoulder.”
Move in a wriggling or writhing fashion
“She tried to wriggle and twist around, but could only move fractionally.”
Cause to rotate around a stationary point; turn
“Always twist wires together securely before twisting on the wire nut.”
To wind or twine
“Liz hands me a package of Kleenex from her purse, and I twist a few together, running them under the unsteady stream of ice cold water.”
To distort or be distorted
“The force of the impact had twisted the chassis.”
“Her face twisted with rage.”
To wrench with a turning action
“They twist a cloth into a doughnut shape and put it on their heads.”
To force or be forced out of the natural form or position
“She stood for a moment, and massaged her neck where it was stiff after being twisted at an awkward angle all night.”
To turn one end or part while the other end or parts remain still or turn in the opposite direction
“She twisted a lock of hair around her finger.”
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