twist out of

twist out of (something)

1. To escape from some binding or confinement by squirming, writhing, or wriggling. I tried to hold onto the fish, but it twisted out of my grasp. The spy managed to twist out of ropes that held her to the chair.
2. To remove something from something else with a rotating motion. Just twist the module gently out of the mainframe. He twisted the bolt out of the socket.
3. To wrench something out of something else with a turning motion. The police officer twisted the gun out of the criminal's hands. I managed to twist the bicycle out of the ditch.
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twist something out of something

to remove something from something by twisting. Flo twisted the cork out of the bottle and smelled the wine. Roger twisted the bulb out of its socket and replaced it with a good one.
See also: of, out, twist
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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