twist and turn

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twist and turn (third-person singular simple present twists and turns, present participle twisting and turning, simple past and past participle twisted and turned)

  1. (intransitive) To move one way then the other, or in unpredictable erratic gyrations.
    • 2017 March 14, Stuart James, “Leicester stun Sevilla to reach last eight after Kasper Schmeichel save”, in the Guardian[1]:
      Vardy had a hand in the opening goal. Twisting and turning on the edge of the 18-yard box, the England international was clumsily brought down by Vicente Iborra, wide on the Leicester left.