1 : a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
2 : an interpretation of a text or action
3 : a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself
4 : any clever maneuver
5 : the act of winding or twisting
1 : turn in the opposite direction
2 : twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates
3 : to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)