- [noun] the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
Synonyms: distortion, overrefinement, straining, torture
- [noun] the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"
Synonyms: spin, twirl, twist, whirl
- [adjective] having a twisting or snake-like or worm-like motion; "squirming boys"; "wiggly worms"; "writhing snakes"
Synonyms: squirming, wiggling, wiggly, wriggling, wriggly, writhing
- [adjective] 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: tortuous, twisty, winding