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Twist vs. Squeeze

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Twistnoun

A twisting force.

Squeezeverb

(transitive) To apply pressure to from two or more sides at once.

‘I squeezed the ball between my hands.’; ‘Please don't squeeze the toothpaste tube in the middle.’;

Twistnoun

Anything twisted, or the act of twisting.

Squeezeverb

(transitive) To embrace closely; to give a tight hug to.

Twistnoun

The form given in twisting.

Squeezeverb

(ambitransitive) To fit into a tight place.

‘I managed to squeeze the car into that parking space.’; ‘Can you squeeze through that gap?’;

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Twistnoun

The degree of stress or strain when twisted.

Squeezeverb

(transitive) To remove something with difficulty, or apparent difficulty.

‘He squeezed some money out of his wallet.’;

Twistnoun

A type of thread made from two filaments twisted together.

Squeezeverb

(transitive) To put in a difficult position by presenting two or more choices.

‘I'm being squeezed between my job and my volunteer work.’;

Twistnoun

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

Squeezeverb

To oppress with hardships, burdens, or taxes; to harass.

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Twistnoun

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

Squeezeverb

To attempt to score a runner from third by bunting.

‘Jones squeezed in Smith with a perfect bunt.’;

Twistnoun

A distortion to the meaning of a word or passage.

Squeezeverb

To press between two bodies; to press together closely; to compress; often, to compress so as to expel juice, moisture, etc.; as, to squeeze an orange with the fingers; to squeeze the hand in friendship.

Twistnoun

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

Squeezeverb

Fig.: To oppress with hardships, burdens, or taxes; to harass; to crush.

‘In a civil war, people must expect to be crushed and squeezed toward the burden.’;

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Twistnoun

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

Squeezeverb

To force, or cause to pass, by compression; often with out, through, etc.; as, to squeeze water through felt.

Twistnoun

A rotation of the body when diving.

Squeezeverb

To press; to urge one's way, or to pass, by pressing; to crowd; - often with through, into, etc.; as, to squeeze hard to get through a crowd.

Twistnoun

A sprain, especially to the ankle.

Squeezenoun

The act of one who squeezes; compression between bodies; pressure.

Twistnoun

(obsolete) A twig.

Squeezenoun

A facsimile impression taken in some soft substance, as pulp, from an inscription on stone.

Twistnoun

(slang) A girl, a woman.

Squeezenoun

The gradual closing of workings by the weight of the overlying strata.

Twistnoun

(obsolete) A roll of twisted dough, baked.

Squeezenoun

Pressure or constraint used to force the making of a gift, concession, or the like; exaction; extortion; as, to put the squeeze on someone.

‘One of the many "squeezes" imposed by the mandarins.’;

Twistnoun

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

‘Damascus twist’;

Squeezenoun

the act of gripping and pressing firmly;

‘he gave her cheek a playful squeeze’;

Twistnoun

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

Squeezenoun

a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high

Twistnoun

A beverage made of brandy and gin.

Squeezenoun

a situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer;

‘increased expenses put a squeeze on profits’;

Twistnoun

A strong individual tendency or bent; inclination.

‘a twist toward fanaticism’;

Squeezenoun

(slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend;

‘she was his main squeeze’;

Twistverb

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

Squeezenoun

a twisting squeeze;

‘gave the wet cloth a wring’;

Twistverb

To join together by twining one part around another.

Squeezenoun

an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power

Twistverb

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

Squeezenoun

a tight or amorous embrace;

‘come here and give me a big hug’;

Twistverb

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

Squeezenoun

the act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space;

‘getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze’;

Twistverb

(reflexive) To wind into; to insinuate.

‘Avarice twists itself into all human concerns.’;

Squeezeverb

to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition;

‘crush an aluminum can’; ‘squeeze a lemon’;

Twistverb

To turn a knob etc.

Squeezeverb

press firmly;

‘He squeezed my hand’;

Twistverb

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

Squeezeverb

squeeze like a wedge into a tight space;

‘I squeezed myself into the corner’;

Twistverb

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

Squeezeverb

to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :

‘She forced him to take a job in the city’; ‘He squeezed her for information’;

Twistverb

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

Squeezeverb

obtain by coercion or intimidation;

‘They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss’; ‘They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him’;

Twistverb

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

Squeezeverb

press or force;

‘Stuff money into an envelope’; ‘She thrust the letter into his hand’;

Twistverb

(transitive) To cause to rotate.

Squeezeverb

squeeze tightly between the fingers;

‘He pinched her behind’; ‘She squeezed the bottle’;

Twistverb

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

Squeezeverb

hug, usually with fondness;

‘Hug me, please’; ‘They embraced’;

Twistverb

(transitive) To coax.

Squeezeverb

squeeze or press together;

‘she compressed her lips’; ‘the spasm contracted the muscle’;

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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