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twist

[ twist ]
/ twɪst /
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verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

noun

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Idioms for twist

    twist one's arm, Informal. to coerce: I didn't want to go, but he twisted my arm.

Origin of twist

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English twisten “to divide,” derivative of twist “divided object, rope” (compare Old English -twist in candel-twist “pair of snuffers”); cognate with Dutch twisten “to quarrel,” German Zwist “a quarrel.” See twi-
32. See turn.
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British Dictionary definitions for twist

twist
/ (twɪst) /

verb

noun

Old English; related to German dialect Zwist a quarrel, Dutch twisten to quarrel
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