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twist (n):
any clever maneuver
Samples
he would stoop to any device to win a point.
it was a great sales gimmick.
a cheap promotions gimmick for greedy businessmen
twist (n):
the act of rotating rapidly
Samples
he gave the crank a spin.
it broke off after much twisting

Related Words: spintwirlwhirl
twist (n):
turning or twisting around (in place)
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with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room
Related Word: turn
twist (n):
the act of winding or twisting
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he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind
Related Word: wind
twist (n):
social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s
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they liked to dance the twist
twist (n):
a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
Related Words: braidplait
twist (n):
an interpretation of a text or action
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they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct
twist (n):
a jerky pulling movement
Related Words: wrench
twist (n):
an unforeseen development
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events suddenly took an awkward turn
Related Word: turn
twist (n):
a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself
Related Word: eddy
twist (n):
a circular segment of a curve
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a bend in the road.
a crook in the path

Related Words: bendcrook
twist (n):
a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
Related Words: kink
twist (n):
a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
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the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell.
he was sidelined with a hamstring pull

Related Words: pullwrench
twist (v):
twist suddenly so as to sprain
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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

Related Words: ricksprainwrenchwrick
twist (v):
form into twists
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Twist the strips of dough
twist (v):
practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
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Don't twist my words
Related Words: sophisticate
twist (v):
turn in the opposite direction
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twist one's head
twist (v):
form into a spiral shape
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The cord is all twisted
Related Words: distort
twist (v):
cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
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bend the rod.
twist the dough into a braid.
the strong man could turn an iron bar

Related Words: benddeformflex
twist (v):
twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates
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wrench a window off its hinges.
wrench oneself free from somebody's grip.
a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest

Related Words: wrench
twist (v):
to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
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The prisoner writhed in discomfort.
The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace

Related Words: squirmwriggle
twist (v):
do the twist
twist (v):
extend in curves and turns
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The road winds around the lake.
the path twisted through the forest

Related Word: curve
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If you play with fire you get burned


If you fool around with something that is potentially dangerous, you must expect to get harmed.


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