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1twist/ˈtwɪst/verb
twiststwistedtwisting
1twist
/ˈtwɪst/
verb
twiststwistedtwisting
Learner's definition of TWIST  
[+ object] 
: to bend or turn (something) in order to change its shape
   b : to bend or turn (something) into a shape or position that is not normal or natural
: to turn (something) in a circular motion with your hand
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] : to pull off or break (something) by turning it— often + off
[no object] : to turn a part of your body around: to change your position
[+ object] : to hurt (your ankle, knee, wrist, etc.) by turning it too far
[+ object] : to combine several threads or wires by wrapping them around one another
: to wrap or wind (something) around something
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] : to change the meaning of (something, such as a word) unfairly
[no object] : to curve or change direction suddenly

twist and turn

: to curve or change direction often
: to move with twisting motions: to be restless and to change position often

twist someone's arm

: to grab someone's arm and bend it in order to cause pain
informal : to try to force someone to do something
— see also arm-twisting

twist the knife (in the wound)

— see 1knife
2twist/ˈtwɪst/noun
pluraltwists
2twist
/ˈtwɪst/
noun
pluraltwists
Learner's definition of TWIST  
[count]
: an act of turning or twisting
: a turn, curve, or bend in a road, river, etc.
: an unexpected or strange occurrence
   b : something new created by changing something slightly
: a small piece of lemon or lime peel used to flavor a drink
the twist : a lively dance from the 1960s in which dancers twist their bodies quickly from side to side

get your knickers in a twist

— see knickers

round the twist

British, informal
: crazy
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