The Free Dictionary  
mailing list For webmasters
Welcome Guest Forum Search | Active Topics | Members

twist him from his hold Options
flylikeeagle
Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 3:07:05 AM

Rank: Newbie

Joined: 11/29/2018
Posts: 32
Neurons: 4,364
Location: Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
In H. G. Wells' short story, "the Cone", I read this:
"With one hand he clutched at the hand−rail, then with both. For a moment the two men stood swaying. Then suddenly, with a violent jerk, Horrocks had twisted him from his hold. He clutched at Horrocks and missed, his foot went back into empty air; in mid−air he twisted himself, and then cheek and shoulder and knee struck the hot cone together."

What does "twisted him from his hold" mean in this context?
FounDit
Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 11:02:16 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 9/19/2011
Posts: 10,980
Neurons: 56,077
flylikeeagle wrote:
In H. G. Wells' short story, "the Cone", I read this:
"With one hand he clutched at the hand−rail, then with both. For a moment the two men stood swaying. Then suddenly, with a violent jerk, Horrocks had twisted him from his hold. He clutched at Horrocks and missed, his foot went back into empty air; in mid−air he twisted himself, and then cheek and shoulder and knee struck the hot cone together."

What does "twisted him from his hold" mean in this context?


He was holding on to the handrail. Then Horrocks grabbed him and twisted him, causing him to lose his grip on the handrail. He tried to grab onto Horrocks, but missed.


We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
Users browsing this topic
Guest


Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Main Forum RSS : RSS
Forum Terms and Guidelines | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2008-2019 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.