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To wrench or twist forcibly or painfully:
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  1. To wrench or twist forcibly or painfully:
  2. To twist, squeeze, or compress, especially so as to extract liquid. Often used with out :
  3. To get or extract by force, threats, persistence, etc.; extort
To cover, envelop, or encase, as by folding or coiling something about:
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  1. To cover, envelop, or encase, as by folding or coiling something about:
  2. To enclose, especially in paper, and fasten:
  3. To clasp, fold, or coil about something:
To become twisted, interlaced, or interwoven:
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  1. To become twisted, interlaced, or interwoven:
  2. To go in a winding course; twist about:
  3. To twist and turn
To twist or coil
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  1. To twist or coil
  2. To rotate or revolve briskly; swing in a circle; spin:
  3. To turn rapidly in a circle; whirl around
To change the position of so that the underside becomes the upper side:
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  1. To change the position of so that the underside becomes the upper side:
  2. To present in a specified direction by rotating or pivoting:
  3. To perform or accomplish by rotating or revolving:
(Idiomatic, colloquial) (often with a unit of time) To produce; to output; to generate
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  1. (Idiomatic, colloquial) (often with a unit of time) To produce; to output; to generate
  2. (Intransitive, reflexive) To change to the opposite direction from a previous position.
  3. (Idiomatic, of an idea) To consider from a different viewpoint.
To twine something together.
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  1. To twine something together.
  2. To join or become joined by twining together.
To coil the spring of (a mechanism) by turning a stem or cord, for example:
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  1. To coil the spring of (a mechanism) by turning a stem or cord, for example:
  2. To move in or have a spiral or circular course:
  3. To move by or as if by cranking
To move in a winding course
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  1. To move in a winding course
  2. To wind into a shape resembling a coil.
  3. To wind or gather (rope, a hose, etc.) into a circular or spiral form
To force (an object) into a curved or crooked form, or (back) to its original form, by turning, pulling, pressing, etc.
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  1. To force (an object) into a curved or crooked form, or (back) to its original form, by turning, pulling, pressing, etc.
  2. To turn or be turned from a straight line or from some direction or position
  3. To assume a curved, crooked, or angular form or direction:
To move in or take the shape of a curve:
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  1. To move in or take the shape of a curve:
  2. A line or surface that bends in a smooth, continuous way without sharp angles.
  3. To move in a curved path
To go or cause to go in a regular and recurring succession of changes; take, or cause to take, turns
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  1. To go or cause to go in a regular and recurring succession of changes; take, or cause to take, turns
  2. To turn around or cause to turn around a center point or axis; revolve
  3. To cause to turn on an axis or center.
To rise or fall with steady acceleration.
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  1. To rise or fall with steady acceleration.
  2. To cause to take a spiral form or course.
  3. To move in or form a spiral
To move or cause to move in a spiral or winding course.
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  1. To move or cause to move in a spiral or winding course.
  2. To move in a spiral; twist
The intrinsic angular momentum of a rigid body or particle, especially a subatomic particle.
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  1. The intrinsic angular momentum of a rigid body or particle, especially a subatomic particle.
  2. To provide an interpretation of (a statement or event, for example), especially in a way meant to sway public opinion:
  3. To cause (wheels of a vehicle) to rotate freely without traction, as on ice or in sand
To distort, strain, or give a false interpretation of (a meaning, statement, etc.)
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  1. To distort, strain, or give a false interpretation of (a meaning, statement, etc.)
  2. To give a twist, turn, or pull:
  3. To turn using a wrench:
To cause a sprain to a joint or ligament.
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  1. To cause a sprain to a joint or ligament.
  2. To wrench or twist a ligament or muscle of (a joint, as the ankle) without dislocating the bones
To twist, wrench, or bend out of proper or natural shape:
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  1. To twist, wrench, or bend out of proper or natural shape:
  2. To twist or wrench out of its usual form into one that is grotesque; distort violently
  3. To cause to deviate from what is normal, proper, or accurate:
To modify (a wave, sound, signal, etc.) so as to produce an unfaithful reproduction
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  1. To modify (a wave, sound, signal, etc.) so as to produce an unfaithful reproduction
  2. To twist out of a proper or natural relation of parts; misshape:
  3. To twist out of shape; change the usual or normal shape, form, or appearance of
To wind in concentric rings or spirals.
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  1. To wind in concentric rings or spirals.
  2. To wind or gather (rope, a hose, etc.) into a circular or spiral form
  3. To wind into a shape resembling a coil.
To move in a spiral; twist
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  1. To move in a spiral; twist
  2. To move or cause to move in a spiral or winding course.
To wind or twist (esp. hair) into ringlets or coils
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  1. To wind or twist (esp. hair) into ringlets or coils
  2. To move in a curve or spiral:
  3. To form into a coiled or spiral shape:
To twine or twist together.
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  1. To twine or twist together.
  2. To twine around or together:
  3. To twist or twine around something (one another).
To move aimlessly and idly without fixed direction:
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  1. To move aimlessly and idly without fixed direction:
  2. To speak or write in sustained fashion on a number of loosely connected topics.
  3. To follow a winding and turning course:
To move in a sinuous or gliding manner:
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  1. To move in a sinuous or gliding manner:
  2. To drag or pull lengthwise, especially to drag with a rope or chain.
  3. To clear obstructions from (a pipe, drain, etc.) by means of a snake
To rise or fall with steady acceleration.
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  1. To rise or fall with steady acceleration.
  2. To cause to take a spiral form or course.
  3. To move in or form a spiral
To form by twisting, intertwining, or interlacing:
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  1. To form by twisting, intertwining, or interlacing:
  2. To wind or coil about something:
  3. To wind, coil, or wrap around something:
To introduce (another element) into a complex whole; work in:
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  1. To introduce (another element) into a complex whole; work in:
  2. To twist or interlace (something) into, through, or among
  3. To form (threads) into a fabric
To afford a recovery of breath:
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  1. To afford a recovery of breath:
  2. To coil the spring of (a mechanism) by turning a stem or cord, for example:
  3. To blow (a wind instrument).
To curl, writhe, or spiral:
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  1. To curl, writhe, or spiral:
  2. To move with a twisting or coiling motion
  3. To coil, twist, or entwine, esp. so as to form into a wreath
To twist, wrench, or bend out of proper or natural shape:
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  1. To twist, wrench, or bend out of proper or natural shape:
  2. To cause to deviate from what is normal, proper, or accurate:
  3. To become contorted:
To alter from proper or natural form; misshape:
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  1. To alter from proper or natural form; misshape:
  2. (Physics) To change the shape of by pressure or stress
  3. To become deformed
To hurt the appearance or attractiveness of; deform; deface; mar
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  1. To hurt the appearance or attractiveness of; deform; deface; mar
  2. To mar or spoil the appearance or shape of; deform.
  3. Change the appearance of something/someone to the negative.
To twist out of shape; change the usual or normal shape, form, or appearance of
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  1. To twist out of shape; change the usual or normal shape, form, or appearance of
  2. To modify (a wave, sound, signal, etc.) so as to produce an unfaithful reproduction
  3. To cause to deviate from what is normal, reasonable, or accurate:
To shape badly or incorrectly. [from 15th c.]
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  1. To shape badly or incorrectly. [from 15th c.]
  2. To shape badly; deform
To give a false representation to; misrepresent:
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  1. To give a false representation to; misrepresent:
  2. To give a false idea of; disguise or misrepresent
  3. To show to be untrue; prove false
To take on color.
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  1. To take on color.
  2. The sensation produced by the effect of light waves striking the retina of the eye. The color of something depends mainly on which wavelengths of light it emits, reflects, or transmits.
  3. To impart color to or change the color of.
To modify (a wave, sound, signal, etc.) so as to produce an unfaithful reproduction
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  1. To modify (a wave, sound, signal, etc.) so as to produce an unfaithful reproduction
  2. To twist out of a proper or natural relation of parts; misshape:
  3. To twist out of shape; change the usual or normal shape, form, or appearance of
To declare or prove to be false.
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  1. To declare or prove to be false.
  2. To tell falsehoods; lie
  3. To make false by altering or adding to:
To supply in large quantities; give much of something to
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  1. To supply in large quantities; give much of something to
  2. To add weight to, esp. so as to make one end or one side heavier
  3. To add (an adulterant, filler, etc.) to
To represent falsely; give an untrue or misleading idea of
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  1. To represent falsely; give an untrue or misleading idea of
  2. To give an incorrect or misleading representation of.
  3. To represent falsely; to inaccurately portray something.
To state incorrectly or falsely
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  1. To state incorrectly or falsely
To cause to turn from what is considered right, good, or true; misdirect; lead astray; corrupt
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  1. To cause to turn from what is considered right, good, or true; misdirect; lead astray; corrupt
  2. To turn to an improper use; misuse
  3. To change or misapply the meaning of; misinterpret; distort; twist
To turn from the true, natural, or right course
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  1. To turn from the true, natural, or right course
  2. To bend or twist out of shape; distort
  3. To turn or twist (wood, for example) out of shape; deform.
To twist, pull, or jerk suddenly and violently
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  1. To twist, pull, or jerk suddenly and violently
  2. To give a twist, turn, or pull:
  3. To turn using a wrench:
To turn or twist; esp., to pull or force away violently with a twisting motion
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  1. To turn or twist; esp., to pull or force away violently with a twisting motion
  2. To obtain or remove by pulling with twisting movements:
  3. To distort or change the true meaning, purpose, use, etc. of; pervert; twist
A change from one person or configuration to another; a substitution.
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  1. A change from one person or configuration to another; a substitution.
  2. A change in direction:
  3. (--- Music) A change of the hand position in playing the violin or a similar instrument.
A short, light nail with a sharp point and a flat head.
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  1. A short, light nail with a sharp point and a flat head.
  2. The direction in which a vessel is moving in relation to the position of the sails
  3. A change of direction in which the sail or sails shift from one side of the vessel to the other
A place, as in a road or path, where a change in direction occurs; a curve:
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  1. A place, as in a road or path, where a change in direction occurs; a curve:
  2. A momentary shock or scare:
  3. A distinctive, graceful, or artistic expression or arrangement of words:
A clever ploy or strategy.
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  1. A clever ploy or strategy.
  2. A small object whose name does not come readily to mind.
  3. An attention-getting device or feature, typically superficial, designed to promote the success of a product, campaign, etc.
(Slang) A surprise ending, ironic twist, etc.
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  1. (Slang) A surprise ending, ironic twist, etc.
  2. (Informal) A sudden, surprising turn of events or ending; a twist.
  3. One that kicks:
(US, dialect) A winkle.
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  1. (US, dialect) A winkle.
  2. A small ridge or furrow in a normally smooth surface, caused by contraction, crumpling, folding, etc.
  3. A line or crease in the skin, especially when caused by age or fatigue.
A member of a Germanic tribe first mentioned by Tacitus, one of several which invaded Britain and merged to become the Anglo-Saxons.
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  1. A member of a Germanic tribe first mentioned by Tacitus, one of several which invaded Britain and merged to become the Anglo-Saxons.
  2. The place, position, or direction from which an object is presented to view:
  3. A solid angle.
(Slang) Power; force:
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  1. (Slang) Power; force:
  2. (--- Sports) The motion of the legs that propels the body in swimming.
  3. One's turn at kicking
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