twisting

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twisting(
twihs
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dihng
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (curling movement)
a. el retorcimiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The circus performers were capable of doing all kinds of twisting and contortion.Los artistas del circo eran capaces de hacer todo tipo de retorcimientos y contorsiones.
2. (manipulation)
a. la tergiversación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The way the quote appeared in the article was a complete twisting of my words.La manera en que apareció la cita en el artículo fue una absoluta tergiversación de mis palabras.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
3. (sinuous)
a. serpenteante
Jenna was dizzy after the twisting road going down the mountains.Jenna estaba mareada después del camino serpenteante bajando las montañas.
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twisting [ˈtwɪstɪŋ]
noun
(gen) retorcimiento (m); [of meaning, words] tergiversación (f)
This twisting of Socialist Party principles to fit right-wing policies
adjective
[+lane, street] con recodos or revueltas; [+staircase] de caracol
a steep twisting path the town had narrow, twisting streets he walked down a twisting staircase
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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