- An unforeseen development.
- usage: "events suddenly took an awkward turn"
- An interpretation of a text or action.
- usage: "they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"
- synonyms: construction
- Any clever maneuver.
- usage: "he would stoop to any device to win a point"; "it was a great sales gimmick"; "a cheap promotions gimmick for greedy businessmen"
- The act of rotating rapidly.
- usage: "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"
- A sharp strain on muscles or ligaments.
- usage: "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
- A sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight.
- A circular segment of a curve.
- usage: "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"
- A miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself.
- synonyms: eddy
- A jerky pulling movement.
- synonyms: wrench
- A hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair.
- Social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s.
- usage: "they liked to dance the twist"
- The act of winding or twisting.
- usage: "he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"
- Turning or twisting around (in place. )
- usage: "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"
- synonyms: turn
- To move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling. )
- usage: "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace"
- Cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form.
- usage: "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar"
- Turn in the opposite direction.
- usage: "twist one's head"
- Form into a spiral shape.
- usage: "The cord is all twisted"
- Form into twists.
- usage: "Twist the strips of dough"
- Extend in curves and turns.
- usage: "The road winds around the lake"; "the path twisted through the forest"
- Do the twist.
- Twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates.
- usage: "wrench a window off its hinges"; "wrench oneself free from somebody's grip"; "a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest"
- synonyms: wrench
- Practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive.
- usage: "Don't twist my words"
- Twist suddenly so as to sprain.
- usage: "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"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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