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twist

verb  us   /twɪst/

twist verb (TURN)

[I/T] to turn repeatedly, or to combine thin lengths of a material by turning or wrapping: [I] A river twists through the valley. [I] Vines twisted around the trunk of the old tree. [I/T] If you twist a part of your body, you hurt it by turning it awkwardly: [T] He twisted his knee in the game on Saturday.

twist verb (CHANGE)

[T] to change the meaning of facts or a statement; distort : You’re twisting my words – that’s not what I meant at all. During the trial, lawyers twisted the truth to gain the jury’s sympathy.

twist

noun [C]  us   /twɪst/

twist noun [C] (TURN)

the act of twisting or turning repeatedly: The path wound its way down the hill in a series of twists. One more twist should tighten the cover. A twist can also be something that has been twisted: She added a twist of lemon to her cola.

twist noun [C] (CHANGE)

an unexpected change: The incident was the latest twist in the story of the robbery. Walnuts give a new twist to regular banana bread.
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