twist

Part of speech: verb

To wind ( strands, etc.) round each other; intertwine.

Part of speech: verb

To give a spiral form or motion to.

Part of speech: verb

To distort; pervert; writhe.

Part of speech: noun

Anything made by twisting.

Part of speech: noun

The act or result of twisting.

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Usage examples "twist":

  1. Mrs. March sat up and began to twist her hair into shape. - "Their Silver Wedding Journey", William Dean Howells.
  2. This story, with here and there a new twist and turn, the doctor heard on all sides. - "The Road to Understanding", Eleanor H. Porter.
  3. Her heart was full of suspense- suspense of which she returned the pressure, trying to twist it into expectation. - "A London Life; The Patagonia; The Liar; Mrs. Temperly", Henry James.