1. An unforeseen development (synset 107437965)
    "events suddenly took an awkward turn"
  2. An interpretation of a text or action (synset 107188610)
    "they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"
  3. Any clever maneuver (synset 100172070)
    "he would stoop to any device to win a point"; "it was a great sales gimmick"; "a cheap promotions gimmick for greedy businessmen"
  4. The act of rotating rapidly (synset 100344075)
    "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"
  5. A sharp strain on muscles or ligaments (synset 114322572)
    "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
  6. A sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight (synset 113900557)
  7. A circular segment of a curve (synset 113891966)
    "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"
  8. A miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself (synset 107447573)
  9. A jerky pulling movement (synset 107366509)
  10. A hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair (synset 105266995)
  11. Social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music;
    Was popular in the 1960s (synset 100535668)
    "they liked to dance the twist"
  12. The act of winding or twisting (synset 100346467)
    "he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"
  13. Turning or twisting around (in place) (synset 100346280)
    "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"
  1. To move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling) (synset 201872363)
    "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace"
  2. Cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form (synset 201282617)
    "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar"
  3. Turn in the opposite direction (synset 201225209)
    "twist one's head"
  4. Form into a spiral shape (synset 201225746)
    "The cord is all twisted"
  5. Form into twists (synset 200143734)
    "Twist the strips of dough"
  6. Extend in curves and turns (synset 202744576)
    "The road winds around the lake"; "the path twisted through the forest"
  7. Do the twist (synset 201899512)
  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 (synset 201352175)
    "wrench a window off its hinges"; "wrench oneself free from somebody's grip"; "a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest"
  9. Practice sophistry;
    Change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive (synset 200934760)
    "Don't twist my words"
  10. Twist suddenly so as to sprain (synset 200090876)
    "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"

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