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Princeton's WordNet

  1. distortion, overrefinement, straining, torture, twisting(noun)

    the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean

    Synonyms:
    overrefinement, straining, strain, torturing, spin, twist, optical aberration, aberration, whirl, twirl, distortion, deformation, agony, torture, distorted shape, anguish, torment

    Antonyms:
    straight

  2. spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl(adj)

    the act of rotating rapidly

    "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"

    Synonyms:
    spin, bend, whirl, swirl, wind, twist, straining, convolution, tailspin, kink, braid, offer, wrench, crook, turn of events, tress, pull, winding, plait, vortex, go, crack, pass, construction, device, commotion, twirl, fling, torture, distortion, gimmick, turn, overrefinement, eddy

    Antonyms:
    straight

  3. tortuous, twisting, twisty, winding, voluminous(adj)

    marked by repeated turns and bends

    "a tortuous road up the mountain"; "winding roads are full of surprises"; "had to steer the car down a twisty track"

    Synonyms:
    tangled, tortuous, winding, convoluted, voluminous, copious, rambling, meandering(a), twisty, involved, knotty, wandering(a)

    Antonyms:
    straight

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. twisting(n)

    Synonyms:
    contortion, convolution, writhing, torsion, wrench, distortion, perversion

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "twisting":

    torsion, twist, deformation, seismograph, puckering, torque

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How to use twisting in a sentence?

  1. Macaulay Culkin:

    They pursued me for 'The Big Bang Theory,' and I said no. It was kind of like, the way the pitch was, ‘Alright, these two astrophysicist nerds and a pretty girl lives with them. Yoinks!’ That was the pitch. And I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m cool, thanks.’ And then they came back at me again, and I said, ‘No, no, no. Again, flattered, but no.’ Then they came back at me again, and even my manager was like twisting my arm.

  2. Jorgen Ramskov:

    When you hit the rabbit at the neck with a stick, it's not killed, it's just getting unconscious and then you kill it by twisting the neck. That's how you do it and that's how it was explained by the person at the zoo.

  3. Shawn Ursini:

    The unconventional form of a twisting building means every component of tall building design must be rethought.

  4. Michael Berry:

    I believe some of what the lieutenant has alleged could constitute a military crime – false statements, taking what the chaplain said and twisting or misconstruing it in an attempt to get the chaplain punished, he abused the position he was placed in as a chaplain’s assistant.

  5. Scott Stewart:

    We are not going to see any major break in these heavily Sunni areas in Iraq until the U.S. is able to get the Sunnis back on board. And that is also going to involve some arm-twisting on the Shia leadership in order for them to give a little bit to the Sunnis.

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