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twist

noun (CHANGE)    /twɪst/
[C] a change in the way in which something happens: The story took a surprise twist today with media reports that the doctor had resigned. The incident was the latest twist in the continuing saga of fraud and high scandal in banks and stockbroking firms. But for a cruel twist of fate/fortune, he could now be running his own business. There's an unexpected twist in/to the plot towards the end of the film.Change and changes [C] a complicated situation or plan of action: the twists and turns of fate It has proved very difficult to unravel the twists and turns and contradictions of the evidence.Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
(Definition of twist noun (CHANGE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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