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Meaning of twist

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: an unforeseen development; "events suddenly took an awkward
           turn" [syn: {turn}, {turn of events}, {twist}]
      2: an interpretation of a text or action; "they put an
         unsympathetic construction on his conduct" [syn:
         {construction}, {twist}]
      3: any clever maneuver; "he would stoop to any device to win a
         point"; "it was a great sales gimmick"; "a cheap promotions
         gimmick for greedy businessmen" [syn: {device}, {gimmick},
      4: the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it
         broke off after much twisting" [syn: {spin}, {twirl},
         {twist}, {twisting}, {whirl}]
      5: a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; "the wrench to his
         knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring
         pull" [syn: {wrench}, {twist}, {pull}]
      6: a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is
         pulled tight [syn: {kink}, {twist}, {twirl}]
      7: a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook
         in the path" [syn: {bend}, {crook}, {twist}, {turn}]
      8: a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current
         of a fluid doubles back on itself [syn: {eddy}, {twist}]
      9: a jerky pulling movement [syn: {twist}, {wrench}]
      10: a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair [syn:
          {braid}, {plait}, {tress}, {twist}]
      11: social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips
          and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s;
          "they liked to dance the twist"
      12: the act of winding or twisting; "he put the key in the old
          clock and gave it a good wind" [syn: {wind}, {winding},
      13: turning or twisting around (in place); "with a quick twist
          of his head he surveyed the room" [syn: {twist}, {turn}]
      v 1: to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when
           struggling); "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The
           child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace" [syn:
           {writhe}, {wrestle}, {wriggle}, {worm}, {squirm}, {twist}]
      2: cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form;
         "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong
         man could turn an iron bar" [syn: {flex}, {bend}, {deform},
         {twist}, {turn}] [ant: {unbend}]
      3: turn in the opposite direction; "twist one's head"
      4: form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted" [syn:
         {twist}, {twine}, {distort}] [ant: {untwist}]
      5: form into twists; "Twist the strips of dough"
      6: extend in curves and turns; "The road winds around the lake";
         "the path twisted through the forest" [syn: {wind}, {twist},
      7: do the twist
      8: twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to
         remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from
         where it originates; "wrench a window off its hinges";
         "wrench oneself free from somebody's grip"; "a deep sigh was
         wrenched from his chest" [syn: {wrench}, {twist}]
      9: practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about
         in order to mislead or deceive; "Don't twist my words" [syn:
         {twist}, {twist around}, {pervert}, {convolute},
      10: twist suddenly so as to sprain; "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" [syn: {twist}, {sprain}, {wrench}, {turn},
          {wrick}, {rick}]

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