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To wind or twist something - thesaurus

Synonyms

wind

verb

to wrap or twist something around itself or around something else

twist

verb

to wind something around something else

tangle

verb

if something tangles, or if you tangle it, its parts become twisted round each other or round something else so that they look untidy and are difficult to separate

entangle

verb

to twist someone or something up in something such as a wire or net, so that they are stuck and cannot easily be set free

entwine

verb

to curl or twist one thing around another

twine

verb

to twist, grow, or wind round something, or make something do this

bind

verb

to wind a length of cloth, ribbon etc around something several times

tweak

verb

to pull or twist a part of someone’s body

braid

verb

to twist fibres around each other to make a rope or braid

plait

verb

to twist three long lengths of hair, rope, wool etc over and under each other to make one single piece. The usual American word is braid

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intertwine

verb

to twist things together, or to be twisted together

screw

verb

to put something into its position by turning it like a screw

spool

verb

to put something around a spool

torsion

noun

the act of twisting something, especially metal

tweak

noun

a pull, or a twist

twiddle

verb

to twist or turn something in a bored or nervous way

twist

verb

to wind several pieces of wool, thread, wire etc over and under each other in order to make one thick piece

wrench

noun

a strong movement of pulling and twisting something

wrench

verb

to pull or twist something or someone suddenly and violently

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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