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twist around

to turn around part way at the waist, without moving one's feet or legs. Nancy twisted around to get a better look at who was sitting behind her. I had to twist around to see who was there.
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twist something around someone or something

to wrap something around someone or something. Max twisted the wire around Lefty, and totally immobilized him. I twisted the rope around the post and tied a knot.
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Some vines such as grapevines, peas and sweet peas use tendrils that twist around any small diameter support.
A poll of 1,000 youngsters revealed that children reckon that mum is easier to twist around their little finger than dad.
So, mathematicians sought an airtight proof that the infinite surface doesn't somehow, somewhere, twist around enough to intersect itself.
The firm has paid out damages to six gas service engineers who were required to twist around in the seats of their vans to use the portable computers which were on the passenger seat.
Horstmann's Silberlocke') with silver-backed needles that curve up and twist around the stem; and 'Aurea,' a slow-growing, golden-yellow 4-footer.
The bench faces away from the images, obliging viewers, with their live bodies set against the background of the dead, to twist around and physically "perform" the act of looking, thus completing the installation from other gallery visitors' point of view.
Given that female directors so rarely get an Oscar nod Jane Campion was the last one, in 1994 for The Piano and have yet to notch up a win, history could twist around to beon Coppola's side.
Use your imagination with this versatile decoration -- drape by itself or twist around candles or Christmas greenery for a unique centerpiece.
It'll twist around if you move your sore foot too much.
DNA consists of two long strands that twist around each other like a spiral staircase, the strands are held together by four chemical bases: adenine (A), thymine (T), guanine (G), and cytosine (C).
Get them too baggy and you'll be battling with the bottoms as you toss and turn all night as they twist around your torso and the tops will make you look like an extra on Casualty.
Grapevines use tendrils that twist around any small diameter support.
The flippers flap up and down, move forward and back, and twist around in the joint.
5Slick back long hair and secure into a chignon at the base of your head, or pull into a low ponytail, twist around and back up your head forming a French pleat, and secure with a grip.