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Sprain vs. Twist

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Sprainverb

To weaken, as a joint, ligament, or muscle, by sudden and excessive exertion, as by wrenching; to overstrain, or stretch injuriously, but without luxation

‘to sprain one's ankle’;

Twistnoun

A twisting force.

Sprainnoun

The act or result of spraining; lameness caused by spraining

‘a bad sprain of the wrist’;

Twistnoun

Anything twisted, or the act of twisting.

Sprainverb

To weaken, as a joint, ligament, or muscle, by sudden and excessive exertion, as by wrenching; to overstrain, or stretch injuriously, but without luxation; as, to sprain one's ankle.

Twistnoun

The form given in twisting.

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Sprainnoun

The act or result of spraining; lameness caused by spraining; as, a bad sprain of the wrist.

Twistnoun

The degree of stress or strain when twisted.

Sprainnoun

a painful injury to a joint caused by a sudden wrenching of its ligaments

Twistnoun

A type of thread made from two filaments twisted together.

Sprainverb

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’;

Twistnoun

A sliver of lemon peel added to a cocktail, etc.

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Sprain

A sprain, also known as a torn ligament, is the stretching or tearing of ligaments within a joint, often caused by an injury abruptly forcing the joint beyond its functional range of motion. Ligaments are tough, inelastic fibers made of collagen that connect two or more bones to form a joint and are important for joint stability and proprioception, which is the body's sense of limb position and movement.

Twistnoun

A sudden bend (or short series of bends) in a road, path, etc.

Twistnoun

A distortion to the meaning of a word or passage.

Twistnoun

(authorship) An unexpected turn in a story, tale, etc.

Twistnoun

A type of dance characterised by rotating one’s hips. See Wikipedia:Twist (dance)

Twistnoun

A rotation of the body when diving.

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Twistnoun

A sprain, especially to the ankle.

Twistnoun

(obsolete) A twig.

Twistnoun

(slang) A girl, a woman.

Twistnoun

(obsolete) A roll of twisted dough, baked.

Twistnoun

A material for gun barrels, consisting of iron and steel twisted and welded together.

‘Damascus twist’;

Twistnoun

The spiral course of the rifling of a gun barrel or a cannon.

Twistnoun

A beverage made of brandy and gin.

Twistnoun

A strong individual tendency or bent; inclination.

‘a twist toward fanaticism’;

Twistverb

To turn the ends of something, usually thread, rope etc., in opposite directions, often using force.

Twistverb

To join together by twining one part around another.

Twistverb

To contort; to writhe; to complicate; to crook spirally; to convolve.

Twistverb

To wreathe; to wind; to encircle; to unite by intertexture of parts.

Twistverb

(reflexive) To wind into; to insinuate.

‘Avarice twists itself into all human concerns.’;

Twistverb

To turn a knob etc.

Twistverb

To distort or change the truth or meaning of words when repeating.

Twistverb

To form a twist (in any of the above noun meanings).

Twistverb

To injure (a body part) by bending it in the wrong direction.

Twistverb

To wind; to follow a bendy or wavy course; to have many bends.

Twistverb

(transitive) To cause to rotate.

Twistverb

(intransitive) To dance the twist (a type of dance characterised by twisting one's hips).

Twistverb

(transitive) To coax.

Twistverb

(card games) In the game of blackjack (pontoon or twenty-one), to be dealt another card.

Twistverb

To contort; to writhe; to complicate; to crook spirally; to convolve.

‘Twist it into a serpentine form.’;

Twistverb

Hence, to turn from the true form or meaning; to pervert; as, to twist a passage cited from an author.

Twistverb

To distort, as a solid body, by turning one part relatively to another about an axis passing through both; to subject to torsion; as, to twist a shaft.

Twistverb

To wreathe; to wind; to encircle; to unite by intertexture of parts.

‘There are pillars of smoke twisted about with wreaths of flame.’;

Twistverb

To wind into; to insinuate; - used reflexively; as, avarice twists itself into all human concerns.

Twistverb

To unite by winding one thread, strand, or other flexible substance, round another; to form by convolution, or winding separate things round each other; as, to twist yarn or thread.

Twistverb

Hence, to form as if by winding one part around another; to wreathe; to make up.

‘Was it not to this endThat thou began'st to twist so fine a story?’;

Twistverb

To form into a thread from many fine filaments; as, to twist wool or cotton.

Twistverb

To be contorted; to writhe; to be distorted by torsion; to be united by winding round each other; to be or become twisted; as, some strands will twist more easily than others.

Twistverb

To follow a helical or spiral course; to be in the form of a helix.

Twistnoun

The act of twisting; a contortion; a flexure; a convolution; a bending.

‘Not the least turn or twist in the fibers of any one animal which does not render them more proper for that particular animal's way of life than any other cast or texture.’;

Twistnoun

The form given in twisting.

‘[He] shrunk at first sight of it; he found fault with the length, the thickness, and the twist.’;

Twistnoun

That which is formed by twisting, convoluting, or uniting parts.

Twistnoun

A cord, thread, or anything flexible, formed by winding strands or separate things round each other.

Twistnoun

A twig.

Twistnoun

A kind of closely twisted, strong sewing silk, used by tailors, saddlers, and the like.

Twistnoun

Act of imparting a turning or twisting motion, as to a pitched ball; also, the motion thus imparted; as, the twist of a billiard ball.

Twistnoun

A kind of cotton yarn, of several varieties.

Twistnoun

A strong individual tendency, or bent; a marked inclination; a bias; - often implying a peculiar or unusual tendency; as, a twist toward fanaticism.

Twistnoun

A roll of twisted dough, baked.

Twistnoun

A little twisted roll of tobacco.

Twistnoun

One of the threads of a warp, - usually more tightly twisted than the filling.

Twistnoun

A material for gun barrels, consisting of iron and steel twisted and welded together; as, Damascus twist.

Twistnoun

The spiral course of the rifling of a gun barrel or a cannon.

Twistnoun

A beverage made of brandy and gin.

Twistnoun

an unforeseen development;

‘events suddenly took an awkward turn’;

Twistnoun

an interpretation of a text or action;

‘they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct’;

Twistnoun

any clever (deceptive) maneuver;

‘he would stoop to any device to win a point’;

Twistnoun

the act of rotating rapidly;

‘he gave the crank a spin’; ‘it broke off after much twisting’;

Twistnoun

a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments;

‘the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell’; ‘he was sidelined with a hamstring pull’;

Twistnoun

a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight

Twistnoun

a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself

Twistnoun

a jerky pulling movement

Twistnoun

a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

Twistnoun

social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s;

‘they liked to dance the twist’;

Twistnoun

the act of winding or twisting;

‘he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind’;

Twistnoun

turning or twisting around (in place);

‘with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room’;

Twistverb

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’;

Twistverb

cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form;

‘bend the rod’; ‘twist the dough into a braid’; ‘the strong man could turn an iron bar’;

Twistverb

turn in the opposite direction;

‘twist a wire’;

Twistverb

form into a spiral shape;

‘The cord is all twisted’;

Twistverb

form into twists;

‘Twist the bacon around the sausage’;

Twistverb

do the twist

Twistverb

twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates;

‘wrench a window off its hinges’; ‘wrench oneself free from somebody's grip’; ‘a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest’;

Twistverb

practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive

Twistverb

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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