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twisting

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 3)

marked by a long series of irregular curves
  • a twisting mountain road that requires extra careful driving

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twisting

noun

Synonyms of twisting (Entry 2 of 3)

a forceful rotating or pulling motion for the purpose of dislodging something
  • it took some twisting, but I finally got the top off the jar

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twisting

verb
present participle of twist

Synonyms & Antonyms of twisting (Entry 3 of 3)

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 twisting was circa 1905

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“Twisting.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/twisting. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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