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
it took some twisting, but I finally got the top off the jar
Recent Examples of twisting from the Web
There was Lorenzo Cain, knees bent, shoulders back, his body twisting and cocked at the torso, his bat wrapping around his back, that classic lean that had accompanied so many pivotal moments over the years.
The corona is far from an indistinct haze; skywatchers report seeing great jets and ribbons of light, twisting and curling out into the sky.
That rhetorical question aside, U.K.’s Mount Kimbie duo are forebears of the genre, couriers of an evolutionary phase shift in electronic music that solders ambient, brain-twisting hooks together into a curious sonic puzzle.
Not just the video-game-ization of golf, not just the twisting of the stodgy sport into something imminently Instagramm-able, not just the Kanye West.
Backing that rig into the twisting driveway of some starter castle in Aspen, Colo., or Greenwich, Conn., without getting stuck or crushing the new owners’ geraniums.
That’s a lot of material twisting and bending overhead in a gale.
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First Known Use of twisting
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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