twists and turns

Definition of twists and turns

  1. 1 :  surprising changes It's hard to follow all the twists and turns of the plot.

  2. 2 :  curves and frequent changes of direction The road through the mountains has many twists and turns.

Word by Word Definitions

twistplay twists
  1. :  to unite by winding

    :  to make by twisting strands together

    :  to mingle by interlacing

  1. :  something formed by twisting or winding: such as

    :  a thread, yarn, or cord formed by twisting two or more strands together

    :  a strong tightly twisted sewing silk

turnplay turns
  1. :  to cause to move around an axis or a center :  make rotate or revolve

    :  to cause to move around so as to effect a desired end (as of locking, opening, or shutting)

    :  to affect or alter the functioning of (something, such as a mechanical device) or the level of (something, such as sound) by such movement

  1. :  the action or an act of turning about a center or axis :  revolution, rotation

    :  any of various rotating or pivoting movements in dancing or gymnastics

    :  the action or an act of giving or taking a different direction :  change of course or posture : such as


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