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Word: twist

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  • noun an unforeseen development
    Synonyms

    turn, turn of events

    Examples
    • events suddenly took an awkward turn
  • noun an interpretation of a text or action
    Synonyms

    construction

    Examples
    • they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct
  • noun any clever maneuver
    Synonyms

    device, gimmick

    Examples
    • he would stoop to any device to win a point
    • it was a great sales gimmick
    • a cheap promotions gimmick for greedy businessmen
  • noun the act of rotating rapidly
    Synonyms

    spin, twirl, twisting, whirl

    Examples
    • he gave the crank a spin
    • it broke off after much twisting
  • noun a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
    Synonyms

    pull, wrench

    Examples
    • the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell
    • he was sidelined with a hamstring pull
  • noun a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
    Synonyms

    kink, twirl

  • noun a circular segment of a curve
    Synonyms

    bend, crook, turn

    Examples
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path
  • noun a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself
    Synonyms

    eddy

  • noun a jerky pulling movement
    Synonyms

    wrench

  • noun a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
    Synonyms

    braid, plait, tress

  • noun social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s
    Examples
    • they liked to dance the twist
  • noun the act of winding or twisting
    Synonyms

    wind, winding

    Examples
    • he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind
  • noun turning or twisting around (in place)
    Synonyms

    turn

    Examples
    • with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room
  • verb to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
    Examples
    • The prisoner writhed in discomfort
    • The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace
  • verb cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
    Synonyms

    bend, deform, flex, turn

    Examples
    • bend the rod
    • twist the dough into a braid
    • the strong man could turn an iron bar
  • verb turn in the opposite direction
    Examples
    • twist one's head
  • verb form into a spiral shape
    Synonyms

    distort, twine

    Examples
    • The cord is all twisted
  • verb form into twists
    Examples
    • Twist the strips of dough
  • verb extend in curves and turns
    Synonyms

    curve, wind

    Examples
    • The road winds around the lake
    • the path twisted through the forest
  • verb do the twist
  • verb twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates
    Synonyms

    wrench

    Examples
    • wrench a window off its hinges
    • wrench oneself free from somebody's grip
    • a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest
  • verb practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
    Examples
    • Don't twist my words
  • verb twist suddenly so as to sprain
    Synonyms

    rick, sprain, turn, wrench, wrick

    Examples
    • 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
Definitions are taken from Princeton’s WordNet 3.0, Princeton University, 2010