[ verb ] to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (esp. when struggling)
"The prisoner writhed in discomfort." "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace."
Used in print(Mr. America, 4:6...)
Used in several sets of high reps once or twice each_week it will not be long before your entire upper leg takes_on a razor-sharp definition in which the muscles look_like wire cables writhing and twisting under the skin !(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)
Stevie twisted and , frantically , commanded the mare to leap straight ahead .(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)
`` It was a terrible loss to me '' , said Kate quietly , feeling the pain twist again at the mention , knowing now that Juanita must have written to him at Grafton .
[ verb ] cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
"bend the rod" "twist the dough into a braid" "the strong man could turn an iron bar"
Used in print(L. Don Leet and Florence J. Leet, editors, The World of...)
Earthquakes result when movements in the earth twist rocks until they break .(Helen Hooven Santmyer, "There Were Fences"...)
Once , then - for how many years or how few does not matter - my world was bound round by fences , when I was too small to reach the apple_tree bough , to twist my knee over it and pull myself up .
[ noun ] an interpretation of a text or action
"they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"
Used in print(Brainard Cheney, "Christianity and the Tragic Vision-Ut...)
Yet , after Rousseau had given the social_contract a new twist with his notion of the General Will , the same philosophy , it may be said , became the idea source of the French_Revolution also .
The importance of Rousseau 's twist has not always been clear to us , however .
[ noun ] an unforeseen development
"events suddenly took an awkward turn"
Used in print(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
And in the new `` King_of_Kings '' the plot involves intrigues and twists and turns that cannot be traced to the Gospels .(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)
But now what crazy twists and turns of his emotions !
[ noun ] any clever (deceptive) maneuver
"he would stoop to any device to win a point"
Used in print(Edward Jablonski, Harold Arlen Happy with the Blues....)
The twist lay in using Bing_Crosby 's voice on the sound_track while leading_man Eddie_Bracken mouthed the words .(Jay Williams, The Forger....)
There was the freshness of color , the freedom of perception , the lack of self-consciousness , but with a twist that made the forms leap from the page and smack you in the eye .
[ noun ] the act of rotating rapidly
"he gave the crank a spin" "it broke off after much twisting"
Used in print(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)
It is made_up of tumbling , which might be said to start with a somersault , run_through such stunts as headstands , handstands , cartwheels , backbends , and culminate in nearly impossible combinations of aerial flips and twists and apparatus work .
[ verb ] (dance) do the twist
[ noun ] (dance) social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s
"they liked to dance the twist"
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 24133