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noun [countable] British English pronunciation: twist /twɪst/ 
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  1. 2
    a bend in a road or a river

    A twist in the road hid them from view.

    twists and turns:

    The island roads are full of twists and turns.

  2. 3
    a sudden unexpected change in a situation

    The long-running saga took a new twist this week.

    twist to:

    There has been a new twist to the crisis this week.

    twist in:

    This is the final tragic twist in a long story.

    a twist of fate/fortune:

    His injury was a cruel twist of fate for the team.


  • round the twist

    British informal

    You'd think I was round the twist if I told you.

    drive someone round the twist (=make someone become crazy):

    He's driving me round the twist with all these questions.

    go round the twist (=become crazy):

    I felt as if I was going round the twist.

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