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twisted

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marked by a long series of irregular curves
  • a twisted walking stick made from a blackthorn sapling

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twisted

verb
past tense of twist

Synonyms & Antonyms of twisted (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to change so much as to create a wrong impression or alter the meaning of
  • my enemies will twist my words, but you'll only hear the truth out of me

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2 to follow a circular or spiral course
  • the path gently twisted down the hill

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3 to move (something) in a curved or circular path on or as if on an axis
  • twisted my wrist around to stretch it

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4 to move by or as if by a forceful rotation
  • kept twisting the cap until it came free

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5 to make jerky or restless movements
  • the dental patient twisted nervously in the chair

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6 to cause to twine about one another
  • has the habit of idly twisting the strands of her hair while daydreaming

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The first known use of twisted was circa 1890

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“Twisted.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/twisted. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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