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twist

noun [C]
 
 
/twɪst/
UNEXPECTED CHANGE a sudden change in a story or situation that you do not expect: The story has an unusual twist at the end.Change and changes
MOVEMENT the movement of twisting somethingBending, twisting and curving
PART a part of something that is twisted: There's a twist in the wire.Bending, twisting and curving
SHAPE a shape that is made by twisting something: Finally, add a twist of lemon for decoration.Geometrical shapesSpherical, circular and annular objects
RIVER/ROAD a bend in a river, road, etcBending, twisting and curvingRoad surfaces and features
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