twisting

twisting
noun
1. the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑distortion, ↑overrefinement, ↑straining, ↑torture
Derivationally related forms: ↑twist, ↑overrefine (for: ↑overrefinement), ↑distort (for: ↑distortion)
Hypernyms: ↑falsification, ↑misrepresentation
2. the act of rotating rapidly
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he gave the crank a spin

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it broke off after much twisting

Syn: ↑spin, ↑twirl, ↑twist, ↑whirl
Derivationally related forms: ↑whirl (for: ↑whirl), ↑twist (for: ↑twist), ↑twirl (for: ↑twirl), ↑spin (for: ↑spin)
Hypernyms: ↑rotation, ↑rotary motion
Hyponyms: ↑pirouette, ↑birling, ↑logrolling
adjective
marked by repeated turns and bends
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a tortuous road up the mountain

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winding roads are full of surprises

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had to steer the car down a twisty track

Syn: ↑tortuous, ↑twisty, ↑winding, ↑voluminous
Similar to: ↑crooked
Derivationally related forms: ↑tortuousness (for: ↑tortuous), ↑tortuosity (for: ↑tortuous)

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  • Twisting — Twist Twist, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Twisted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Twisting}.] [OE. twisten, AS. twist a rope, as made of two (twisted) strands, fr. twi two; akin to D. twist a quarrel, dissension, G. zwist, Dan. & Sw. tvist, Icel. twistr the deuce in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • twisting — adjective Having many twists The mountain road is even more twisting than the valley road …   Wiktionary

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