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[n] any clever (deceptive) maneuver; "he would stoop to any device to win a point"
[n] the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"
[n] turning or twisting around (in place); "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"
[n] the act of winding or twisting; "he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"
[n] a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
[n] an interpretation of a text or action; "they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"
[n] a jerky pulling movement
[n] an unforeseen development; "events suddenly took an awkward turn"
[n] a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself
[n] a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
[n] a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
[v] practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
[v] twist suddenly so as to sprain; "wrench one's ankle"; "The wrestler twisted his shoulder"; "the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell"; "I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days"
[v] form into twists; "Twist the bacon around the sausage"
[v] turn in the opposite direction; "twist a wire"
[v] form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted"
[v] cause to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar"
[v] twist or pull violently or suddenly, esp. so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates; "wrench a window off its hinges"; "wrench oneself free from somebody's grip"; "a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest"
[v] to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (esp. when struggling); "The prisoner writhed in discomfort."; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace."
[v] do the twist

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unbend, untwist