Definition of Twist around

1. Verb. Practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive. "Don't twist my words"

Exact synonyms: Convolute, Pervert, Sophisticate, Twist
Generic synonyms: Denote, Refer
Derivative terms: Sophistication, Sophistication, Twist, Twisting

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Twist Around

twist and turn
twist around (current term)
twist bit
twist drill
twist drills
twist form
twist in the wind
twist of fate
twist someone's arm
twist the knife
twist tie
twist wood
twisted hairs

Literary usage of Twist around

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1. All the Year Round: A Nature Reader by Frances Lucia Strong, Martha Allen Lane (1896)
"The little tendrils were very obedient, and so anxious to help that they began to twist around some dried twigs that the gardener had put there for me. ..."

2. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1886)
"... twist around the third. These braids can be easily learned by following the descriptions, and by referring to the cuts. Girls may use them in many ways; ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"... according to the spacing of the barbs, a pair of revolving fingers catch the two barb wires and give them a twist around one of the strand wires and at ..."

4. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"Thus from a point in space, the whole orbit is seen to twist around the Earth, making a complete turn of 360' within a few months. ..."

5. Practical Basketry by Anna A. Gill (1916)
"1 reed, make a twisted handle, allowing two inch space between each twist; the second row of handle is made by making another twist around the handle, ..."

6. The Medical and Surgical Reporter (1893)
"Also two loops of bowel could twist around each other. Sixty percent, of volvulus occurs at the sigmoid flexure ; thirty per cent, occurs at the cecum and ..."

7. Diseases of the Intestines: Their Special Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment by John Conrad Hemmeter (1902)
"... loops which are caught in the volvulus undergo a certain degree of twist around their own axis in addition to that around the mesenteric axis. ..."

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