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Distinguishing characteristics
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Plural for 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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Plural for 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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Plural for 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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Plural for 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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Plural for 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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Plural for an unusual, and unexpected, feature or characteristic of someone or something
“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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Plural for 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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Plural for 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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Plural for a shape produced by a curve that bends around and crosses itself, or something in this shape
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Plural for a sudden violent twist or pull
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Plural for a curve or deviation from a straight line or path
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Plural for a fastening made by looping a piece of material on itself and tightening it
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Plural for a small piece or wad from a larger portion, such as of tobacco
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Plural for strand
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Plural for a strange chance occurrence
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Plural for a sudden, sharp localized pain
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Plural for a wriggling movement
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Plural for a fraudulent deal
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Plural for the quality or characteristic of being uneven
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Plural for an odd habit or trait
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(figuratively) Plural for a web, weave or tangle
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Plural for an unexpected situation, detail or circumstance, often unpleasant
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Plural for a wrinkle or crease on the surface of something
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Plural for a small distinctive detail or feature
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Plural for critical juncture
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Plural for a thing that persuades or leads someone to do something
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Plural for an instance of segueing, a transition
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Plural for the act of deflecting or something deflected
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Plural for an unfair or dishonest account or exposition
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Plural for a length of hair made up of three or more interlaced strands
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Plural for bread, pastry, or the dough used to make them
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Plural for a roll or twist of hair worn at the nape of the neck
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Plural for an idea, or an abstraction
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Plural for the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect
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Plural for an unexpected turn of events, typically in a story
Verb
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
“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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Form into small surface creases or wrinkles
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To cover or wrap around tightly or closely
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Mix by pressing
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To distort or influence in a negative way
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To wiggle, fidget or play with
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To make something more complex
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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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