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Definitions of twist:
  • noun:   turning or twisting around (in place)
    Example: "With a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"
  • 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"
  • noun:   a jerky pulling movement
  • noun:   an interpretation of a text or action
  • noun:   a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself
  • noun:   a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
  • noun:   a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
  • noun:   any clever (deceptive) maneuver
  • noun:   the act of rotating rapidly
    Example: "It broke off after much twisting"
  • noun:   the act of winding or twisting
  • noun:   an unforeseen development
  • noun:   a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
  • verb:   practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
  • verb:   twist suddenly so as to sprain
    Example: "The wrestler twisted his shoulder"
  • verb:   turn in the opposite direction
    Example: "Twist a wire"
  • verb:   form into a spiral shape
    Example: "The cord is all twisted"
  • verb:   form into twists
    Example: "Twist the bacon around the sausage"
  • 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
  • verb:   cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
    Example: "Twist the dough into a braid"
  • verb:   to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #24133)

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