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Meaning of “twist” - Learner’s Dictionary

twist

verb     /twɪst/
TURN [T] to turn something using your hand: She sat there nervously twisting the ring around on her finger.Revolving, rotating and spinning
BEND [T] to bend and turn something many times and change its shape: The wheels of the bike had been twisted in the accident.Bending, twisting and curving
TURN YOUR BODY [I, T] to turn part of your body to face a different direction: She twisted her head so she could see what was happening.Revolving, rotating and spinning
CHANGE DIRECTION [I] If a road, river, etc twists, it has a lot of bends in it: The path twisted and turned up the side of the mountain.Bending, twisting and curving
INJURE [T] If you twist a part of your body, such as your knee, you injure it by turning it suddenly.Disorders of muscles and the nervous system
CHANGE MEANING [T] to unfairly change the meaning of something that someone has said: Journalists had twisted his remarks. →  See also twist sb's arm Adapting and modifying ChangingAdapting and attuning to somethingLies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people
(Definition of twist verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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