[ adjective ] having a twisting or snake-like or worm-like motion
"squirming boys" "wiggly worms" "writhing snakes"
Used in print(L. Don Leet and Florence J. Leet, editors, The World of...)
( 1 ) As far down as 400 miles below the surface the material should be hot enough to be plastic and adjust itself to twisting forces by sluggish flow rather than by breaking , as rigid surface rocks do .
[ noun ] the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
Used in print(Edwin Booth, Outlaw Town....)
The tines broke_off under Jess 's twisting , and he swung the handle in an attempt to knock Curt 's brains out .