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twist, gimmick, device
n. any clever maneuver; "he would stoop to any device to win a point"; "it was a great sales gimmick"; "a cheap promotions gimmick for greedy businessmen"
turn, twist
n. turning or twisting around (in place); "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"
twisting, whirl, twist, twirl, spin
n. the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"
twist, winding, wind
n. the act of winding or twisting; "he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"
twist, tress, plait, braid
n. a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
twist
n. social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s; "they liked to dance the twist"
turn of events, twist, turn
n. an unforeseen development; "events suddenly took an awkward turn"
twist, eddy
n. a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself
wrench, twist
n. a jerky pulling movement
turn, twist, crook, bend
n. a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"
pull, twist, wrench
n. a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
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wrick, rick, turn, wrench, sprain, twist
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"
twist
v. form into twists; "Twist the strips of dough"
twist around, sophisticate, convolute, pervert, twist
v. practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive; "Don't twist my words"
distort, twine, twist
v. form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted"
turn, twist, deform, bend, flex
v. cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar"
writhe, worm, wrestle, squirm, wriggle, twist
v. to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling); "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace"
twist
v. do the twist
curve, twist, wind
v. extend in curves and turns; "The road winds around the lake"; "the path twisted through the forest"
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change
n. the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election"
coming, approaching, approach
n. the act of drawing spatially closer to something; "the hunter's approach scattered the geese"
widget, gismo, gizmo, gadget, convenience, contrivance, contraption, appliance
n. a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
ply
n. one of the strands twisted together to make yarn or rope or thread; often used in combination; "three-ply cord"; "four-ply yarn"
ringlet, whorl, curl, lock
n. a strand or cluster of hair
modification, alteration, change
n. an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"
surprise
n. a sudden unexpected event
fluctuation, variation
n. an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change
sea-poose, sea-purse, sea-puss, sea purse, sea puss, undertow
n. the seaward undercurrent created after waves have broken on the shore
flowing, flow
n. the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
corner, niche, recession, recess
n. a small concavity
kink
n. a difficulty or flaw in a plan or operation; "there are still a few kinks to iron out"
angle
n. the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians
wrick, rick, turn, wrench, sprain, twist
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"
work out, work, exercise
v. give a workout to; "Some parents exercise their infants"; "My personal trainer works me hard"; "work one's muscles"; "this puzzle will exercise your mind"
warp, buckle, heave
v. bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat; "The highway buckled during the heat wave"
warp, buckle, heave
v. bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat; "The highway buckled during the heat wave"
give way, yield
v. end resistance, as under pressure or force; "The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram"
give way, yield
v. end resistance, as under pressure or force; "The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram"
prepossess, prejudice
v. influence (somebody's) opinion in advance
tempt, lure, entice
v. provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion; "He lured me into temptation"
tempt, lure, entice
v. provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion; "He lured me into temptation"
distort, twine, twist
v. form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted"
detach
v. separate (a small unit) from a larger, especially for a special assignment; "detach a regiment"
detach
v. separate (a small unit) from a larger, especially for a special assignment; "detach a regiment"
come away, come off, detach
v. come to be detached; "His retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery"
come away, come off, detach
v. come to be detached; "His retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery"
seize, grab
v. capture the attention or imagination of; "This story will grab you"; "The movie seized my imagination"
wring
v. twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid; "wring the towels"
plait
v. weave into plaits; "plait hair"
pull
v. hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing; "pull the ball"
pull
v. hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing; "pull the ball"
tussle, muss
v. make messy or untidy; "the child mussed up my hair"
withdraw, disengage
v. release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles; "I want to disengage myself from his influence"; "disengage the gears"
withdraw, disengage
v. release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles; "I want to disengage myself from his influence"; "disengage the gears"
wind, wreathe
v. form into a wreath
pleach, braid
v. form or weave into a braid or braids; "braid hair"
curl, loop, coil
v. wind around something in coils or loops
curl, loop, coil
v. wind around something in coils or loops
jerk, yank
v. pull, or move with a sudden movement; "He turned the handle and jerked the door open"
work
v. move into or onto; "work the raisins into the dough"; "the student worked a few jokes into his presentation"; "work the body onto the flatbed truck"
sway, rock
v. cause to move back and forth; "rock the cradle"; "rock the baby"; "the wind swayed the trees gently"
creep, crawl
v. move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground; "The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed"
slide, slither
v. to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly; "They slid through the wicket in the big gate"
thresh, flail
v. move like a flail; thresh about; "Her arms were flailing"
toss, flip
v. lightly throw to see which side comes up; "I don't know what to do--I may as well flip a coin!"
thrash
v. beat so fast that (the heart's) output starts dropping until (it) does not manage to pump out blood at all
wiggle, joggle, jiggle
v. move to and fro; "Don't jiggle your finger while the nurse is putting on the bandage!"
play
v. shoot or hit in a particular manner; "She played a good backhand last night"
bend, flex
v. bend a joint; "flex your wrists"; "bend your knees"
transfer, remove
v. shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes; "He removed his children to the countryside"; "Remove the troops to the forest surrounding the city"; "remove a case to another court"
transfer, remove
v. shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes; "He removed his children to the countryside"; "Remove the troops to the forest surrounding the city"; "remove a case to another court"
move out, take out, remove
v. cause to leave; "The teacher took the children out of the classroom"
move out, take out, remove
v. cause to leave; "The teacher took the children out of the classroom"
struggle
v. to exert strenuous effort against opposition; "he struggled to get free from the rope"
deal
v. behave in a certain way towards others; "He deals fairly with his employees"
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clarify
v. make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating; "clarify the butter"; "clarify beer"
untwist
v. cause to become untwisted
unbend
v. free from flexure; "unbend a bow"
straighten out, straighten
v. make straight
straighten out, straighten
v. make straight
twist
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