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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of twist.
- adj. contorted
- adj. wound spirally
- adj. Mentally disturbed or unsound.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Contorted; crooked spirally; subjected to torsion; hence, perverted.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In entomology, noting a joint of the legs, etc., when the faces tend to turn spirally on the joint, as if this had been subjected to a twisting force.
- In botany, contorted or bent on itself. In estivation, same as convolute.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented
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The employee testified he threw out the test results and didn't put his conclusions in writing to a supervisor, because he was concerned they could be "misinterpreted" and his word "twisted and turned," according to the filings.
He glanced from my face to Henry—who appeared behind me at the top of the stairs—and his expression twisted with grief or anger.
With her expression twisted in a scowl, Veronique instantly morphed from crude biker bitch to a goth-looking Satan worshiper.
His expression twisted into a grimace as the bone dust began to fly.
If I do not honor it— The tears spilled over, but her expression twisted from woe to anger before they fell.
Bruckner described a sheriff on a Florida beach ordering him to cover his naked two-year-old daughter, as an example of the US's "problem with sex", which he described as "twisted puritanism" resulting from the alliance of "feminism and the Republican right".
African-American candidates are always faced with what I call twisted and contorted logic to challenge their candidacies.
Pretoria office of Beeld newspaper to object to what they called twisted reporting on their campaign for hunger striking prisoner
The other end of the charger slid in twisted and locked.
“Evidently, the interrogators brought a certain twisted humor to their DJ duties, searching for sounds they believed would be particularly insufferable.”