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twi sting

  • n  the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
  • n  the act of rotating rapidly
    it broke off after much twisting
  • v  to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
  • v  cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
  • v  turn in the opposite direction
  • v  form into a spiral shape
  • v  form into twists
  • v  extend in curves and turns
  • v  do the twist
  • v  twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates
  • v  practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
  • v  twist suddenly so as to sprain
  • s  marked by repeated turns and bends

  • While other designers were cutting and draping their silhouettes, Kawakubo was slashing and shredding and twisting and sculpting hers.
  • It was, in fact, a combination of the grey and the garish: its downtown area was a warren of dingy, twisting streets; the used-car lots along Livernois Avenue raised an aurora of .
  • It's a wonder to behold: a twisting, swollen ski slope; a special effect that seems to expand and change angles with the light.

  • Carmelo Anthony in USA Today
    Caught a little stomach virus right before the game in the locker room, had to get a couple of IVs and I wound up twisting my ankle out there,Anthony said. "Even before me twisting my ankle with the stomach thing, I don't think I had my...
  • Hugh Morris in
    I said right from the word go that we wouldn't be twisting people's arms up their backs,said Morris. "It says a lot for the solidarity of the team that everybody is going to go across. Every now and again sportsmen and women have the...
  • Mike Lowell in International Herald Tribune
    That twist on the swing and twisting back out to start running, it felt fine,Lowell said. "I actually didn't even think about it, which I think is a good thing."

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