twist

Definition (noun): an unforeseen development

Example: events suddenly took an awkward turn

Definition (noun): an interpretation of a text or action

Example: they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct

Definition (noun): any clever maneuver

Example: he would stoop to any device to win a point

Definition (noun): any clever maneuver

Example: it was a great sales gimmick

Definition (noun): any clever maneuver

Example: a cheap promotions gimmick for greedy businessmen

Definition (noun): the act of rotating rapidly

Example: he gave the crank a spin

Definition (noun): the act of rotating rapidly

Example: it broke off after much twisting

Definition (noun): a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments

Example: the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell

Definition (noun): a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments

Example: he was sidelined with a hamstring pull

Definition (noun): a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight

Definition (noun): a circular segment of a curve

Example: a bend in the road

Definition (noun): a circular segment of a curve

Example: a crook in the path

Definition (noun): a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself

Definition (noun): a jerky pulling movement

Definition (noun): a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

Definition (noun): social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s

Example: they liked to dance the twist

Definition (noun): the act of winding or twisting

Example: he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind

Definition (noun): turning or twisting around (in place)

Example: with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room

Definition (verb): to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)

Example: The prisoner writhed in discomfort

Definition (verb): to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)

Example: The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt’s embrace

Definition (verb): cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form

Example: bend the rod

Definition (verb): cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form

Example: twist the dough into a braid

Definition (verb): cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form

Example: the strong man could turn an iron bar

Definition (verb): turn in the opposite direction

Example: twist one’s head

Definition (verb): form into a spiral shape

Example: The cord is all twisted

Definition (verb): form into twists

Example: Twist the strips of dough

Definition (verb): extend in curves and turns

Example: The road winds around the lake

Definition (verb): extend in curves and turns

Example: the path twisted through the forest

Definition (verb): do the twist

Definition (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

Example: wrench a window off its hinges

Definition (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

Example: wrench oneself free from somebody’s grip

Definition (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

Example: a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest

Definition (verb): practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive

Example: Don’t twist my words

Definition (verb): twist suddenly so as to sprain

Example: wrench one’s ankle

Definition (verb): twist suddenly so as to sprain

Example: The wrestler twisted his shoulder

Definition (verb): twist suddenly so as to sprain

Example: the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell

Definition (verb): twist suddenly so as to sprain

Example: I turned my ankle and couldn’t walk for several days