[ ahrm-twist ]
See synonyms for: arm-twistarm-twistedarm-twisting on

verb (used with object)
  1. to subject to arm-twisting: The unions arm-twisted the government into negotiating by threatening widespread strikes.

Origin of arm-twist

Back formation from arm-twisting

Other words from arm-twist

  • arm-twister, noun

Words Nearby arm-twist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use arm-twist in a sentence

  • Then he felt the hand which held his knife arm twist the wrist and forced it inward to his body.

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