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twist

How to sign: to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
"The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace";

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Similiar / Same: writhe, wriggle, worm, squirm, wrestle

Categories: move

Within this category: wrench

twist

How to sign: a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

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Similiar / Same: braid, plait, tress

Categories: hairdo, hair style, coiffure

Within this category: queue, pigtail

twist

How to sign: twist suddenly so as to sprain
"wrench one's ankle"; "The wrestler twisted his shoulder"; "the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell"; "I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days";

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Similiar / Same: sprain, wrick, rick, wrench, turn

Categories: injure, wound

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