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Synonyms for Twist (same or very similar meaning)

WordNet sense 1 (a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments):
pull, wrench

WordNet sense 2 (a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight):
kink, twirl

WordNet sense 3 (a circular segment of a curve):
bend, crook, turn

WordNet sense 4 (a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself):

WordNet sense 5 (an unforeseen development):
turn of events

WordNet sense 6 (an interpretation of a text or action):

WordNet sense 7 (a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair):
braid, plait, tress

WordNet sense 8 (extend in curves and turns):
curve, wind, wind

WordNet sense 9 (to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)):
squirm, worm, wrestle, wriggle, writhe

WordNet sense 10 (cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form):
deform, flex

WordNet sense 11 (form into a spiral shape):
distort, twine

WordNet sense 12 (practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive):
convolute, pervert, sophisticate, pervert, twist around

WordNet sense 13 (the act of winding or twisting):

WordNet sense 14 (the act of rotating rapidly):
spin, whirl, twisting

WordNet sense 15 (any clever maneuver):
device, gimmick

WordNet sense 16 (twist suddenly so as to sprain):
rick, sprain, wrick

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