twisting

noun twist·ing \ ˈtwi-stiŋ \
|Updated on: 5 Aug 2018

Definition of twisting

: the use of misrepresentation or trickery to get someone to lapse a life insurance policy and buy another usually in another company

Examples of twisting in a Sentence

  1. it took some twisting, but I finally got the top off the jar

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First Known Use of twisting

circa 1905

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twisting

noun twist·ing

legal Definition of twisting

: the making of a misrepresentation by an insurance agent to cause a policyholder to surrender or lapse an insurance policy especially for the purpose of replacing it with another policy


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