January 27, 2014 - Word of the Day: twist
To twist something is to turn it or spin it. The result is a spiral shape or a curve.
There are other ways to use this word.
- A suspenseful movie has twists and turns. (You are suprised by what happens next.)
- You can twist a person's words in order to change their meaning.
- Figuratively twisting a person's arm is to apply one's influence and change an outcome.
- A person who is twisted may have crazy or insane thoughts.
Perhaps the most famous twist is the one made famous by Chubby Checker:
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