Commentary: Syntax is: NP1[concrete] TWIST (NP2[concrete])
NOTE: In this sense the motion is iterative and is implied as happening at the time the sentence is produced. Compare to sense 2 and 4 where NP2 can be a product of being twisted.
When he stopped, he twisted the rusty knob until gas hissed.
He twisted the bolt into the wall.
She twisted her head around to see what was happening.
He twisted the cork out of the bottle with his teeth.
The child twisted desperately in her grip.
'I don't wanna be hanged, Johnny. They'll just leave me up there
twisting in the wind till I rot.'
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3, 8
She twisted the strips of dough into a braid.
Who twisted this cord around the pole?
Spinning involves twisting fiber into thread.
He twisted his fingers through her hair.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 4, 5
He twisted his ankle on the second-to-last hurdle.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 10
He twisted his face into a cruel grimace.
The imam twisted his faith to preach race hatred, murder and violence.
Her parents say the cult leader has twisted her mind.
You are twisting around my words!
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 9
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
Commentary: Syntax is: NP1 TWIST PP NP2[goal]
The road twists to the left.
It is a case of multiple murder that twists through a subterranean course of the secrets, lies, and extreme passions.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6
"Come on and twist a little closer now!"
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7