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arm-twister

One who pressures or forces someone into doing something. Oh, she immediately agreed to come tonight—I didn't even have to be an arm-twister. They had to be arm-twisters to convince me to start volunteering, but when I finally did, I realized how much I loved it.

brain-twister

A puzzle or riddle that is challenging to solve. Boy, that's a real brain-twister—anyone got any ideas for what it could mean?

arm-twister

n. someone who uses strong persuasion. I hate to seem like an arm-twister, but I really need your help on this project.

brain-twister

and brain-teaser
n. a puzzle, especially one that requires thinking. Can you help me with this brain-teaser? I can spend my whole vacation doing brain-twisters.

twister

1. n. a key. (Underworld.) Marlon snatched the jailer’s twisters and waited until midnight to try something.
2. n. a tornado. A twister touched down yesterday at an isolated farm seventy miles north of Adamsville.
3. n. a drunken spree. (see also bender.) Harry’s off on a twister again.
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Photographs showing before and after treatment of Twister's back legs show how badly they had swelled up and now they are back to normal.
Rachael Misstear was visiting the country park with her family when she saw the twister amongst the cloud above her head.
"We are using Forever Living aloe products that have helped in Twister's recovery," she said.
Twister jokingly wiped his brow in relief as he welcomed Flying Angel down the walkway at Perth and no wonder.
"Consumers in 2014 made it clear: they love how effective SPA Formula is at removing stubborn nail color, and the introduction of Twister to our product lineup was a natural fit," says Barbara Hershfelt, director of sales and marketing for Cutex Brands, based in Festus, Mo.
A photograph of the 'twister' over Liverpool by Liam YNWA Langley, submitted on Facebook
A VIP player at Intertops, the winner said she likes the Triple Twister game because the features are so much fun, but that she also plays the Mayan Queen slot quite a bit.
Thompson said the Storm Prediction Center tracked at least four different twisters in northeastern Nebraska, with one or two sightings of a pair of tornadoes touching down simultaneously.
The Smart Cutter follows up after the Twister, using its grinding panels to smooth openings to a quality finish.
In true Joplin fashion, city officials quickly dispatched a group of public safety employees to tornado-stricken Moore, Oklahoma, less than 24 hours after a powerful twister tore through the town, killing at least 24 people.
Those twisters are capable of lifting reinforced buildings off the ground, hurling cars like missiles and stripping trees free of bark.
KUHN RIKON INTRODUCES CORN TWISTER: Kuhn Rikon has launched its Corn Twister as a way to quickly remove corn kernels from the cob.
I nicknamed him "Twister" because his main beams tipped up and twisted to make his crab claw points sit in front of each other.
Architect Peter Stasek was inspired by the twister, to create a central frame that could support the exhibition of latest light trends, technologies and light designs within the space, yet at the same time the design could not overshadow the lighting objects being exhibited.
Web designer Carl Spencer, 25, snapped the twister on his iPhone from his Leamington office.