Definitions for twisttwɪst
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to combine, as two or more strands or threads, by winding together; intertwine.
to form by or as if by winding strands together.
to entwine (one thing) with another.
to wind or coil (something) about something else.
to alter in shape, as by turning the ends in opposite directions.
to turn sharply or wrench out of place; sprain:
twisted his ankle.
to pull, tear, or break off by turning forcibly.
twisting her face in a wry smile.
to distort the meaning or form of; pervert:
He accused us of twisting his comments.
to cause to become mentally or emotionally distorted; warp.
to form into a coil or knot by winding, rolling, etc.
to bend tortuously.
to cause to move with a rotary motion, as a ball pitched in a curve.
to turn (something) from one direction to another, as by rotating.
(v.i.)to be or become intertwined.
to wind or twine about something.
to writhe or squirm.
to take a spiral form or course.
to turn so as to face in another direction.
to turn, coil, or bend into a spiral shape.
to change shape under forcible turning or twisting.
to move with a progressive rotary motion, as a ball pitched in a curve.
(n.)a deviation in direction; curve; bend; turn.
a rotary motion or spin.
anything formed by or as if by twisting.
the act or process of twining strands together.
a twisting awry or askew.
distortion or perversion, as of meaning or form.
an eccentric turn or bent of mind.
spiral arrangement or form.
spiral movement or course.
an irregular bend; crook; kink.
a sudden, unanticipated change of course, as of events.
a novel treatment, method, etc.
the changing of the shape of anything by or as if by turning the ends in opposite directions.
the stress causing this alteration; torque.
a twisting or torsional action, force, or stress; torsion.
a full rotation of the body performed during a dive or vault.
a strong, twisted silk thread used for working buttonholes and for other purposes.
the direction of twisting in weaving yarn.
a loaf or roll of dough twisted and baked.
a strip of citrus peel used to flavor a drink.
a dance characterized by strongly rhythmic turns and twists of body.
Category: Music and Dance
Idioms for twist:
twist someone's arm, to use force or coercion on someone.
Origin of twist:
1300–50; ME: to divide, der. of twist divided object, rope (cf. OE -twist in candel-twist pair of snuffers); akin to twi -
turn, turn of events, twist(noun)
an unforeseen development
"events suddenly took an awkward turn"
an interpretation of a text or action
"they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"
device, gimmick, twist(noun)
any clever maneuver
"he would stoop to any device to win a point"; "it was a great sales gimmick"; "a cheap promotions gimmick for greedy businessmen"
spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl(noun)
the act of rotating rapidly
"he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"
wrench, twist, pull(noun)
a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
"the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
kink, twist, twirl(noun)
a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
bend, crook, twist, turn(noun)
a circular segment of a curve
"a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"
a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself
a jerky pulling movement
braid, plait, tress, twist(noun)
a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s
"they liked to dance the twist"
wind, winding, twist(noun)
the act of winding or twisting
"he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"
turning or twisting around (in place)
"with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"
writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twist(verb)
to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
"The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace"
flex, bend, deform, twist, turn(verb)
cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
"bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar"
turn in the opposite direction
"twist one's head"
twist, twine, distort(verb)
form into a spiral shape
"The cord is all twisted"
form into twists
"Twist the strips of dough"
wind, twist, curve(verb)
extend in curves and turns
"The road winds around the lake"; "the path twisted through the forest"
do the twist
twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates
"wrench a window off its hinges"; "wrench oneself free from somebody's grip"; "a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest"
twist, twist around, pervert, convolute, sophisticate(verb)
practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
"Don't twist my words"
twist, sprain, wrench, turn, wrick, rick(verb)
twist suddenly so as to sprain
"wrench one's ankle"; "The wrestler twisted his shoulder"; "the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell"; "I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to bend into a different shape
She twisted her hair nervously.; The tower had twisted in the strong winds.
to turn part of your body around
She twisted in her seat to look behind her.; The owl can twist his head 180 degrees.
to injure a part of your body by twisting it
I twisted my ankle when I fell.
to turn sth around a central point
Twist the knob to the left.
to change information so that it gives you an advantage
They accused him of twisting the facts.
(of a road or river) with many curves
a river twisting through the mountains
an act of twisting sth
a twist of his wrist
an unexpected change in a situation, story, etc.
a good twist in the plot
sth important and unexpected that happens to sb
a piece of sth that has been twisted
She lit a twist of paper under the logs.
curves in a road or river
the twists and turns of the country roads
A twisting force
Anything twisted, or the act of twisting
the degree of stress or strain when twisted.
A type of thread made from two filaments twisted together.
A sliver of lemon peel added to a cocktail, etc.
A sudden bend (or short series of bends) in a road, path, etc.
A distortion to the meaning of a word or passage.
An unexpected turn in a story, tale, etc.
A type of dance characterised by rotating oneu2019s hips. See Wikipedia:Twist (dance)
To turn the ends of something, usually thread, rope etc., in opposite directions, often using force.
To join together by twining one part around another.
To turn a knob etc.
To distort or change the truth or meaning of words when repeating.
To form a twist (in any of the above noun meanings).
To injure (a body part) by bending it in the wrong direction.
To wind; to follow a bendy or wavy course; to have many bends.
To cause to rotate
A rotation of the body when diving.
A sprain, especially to the ankle.
To dance the twist (a type of dance characterised by twisting one's hips)
in the game of blackjack (pontoon or twenty-one), to be dealt another card.
to contort; to writhe; to complicate; to crook spirally; to convolve
hence, to turn from the true form or meaning; to pervert; as, to twist a passage cited from an author
to distort, as a solid body, by turning one part relatively to another about an axis passing through both; to subject to torsion; as, to twist a shaft
to wreathe; to wind; to encircle; to unite by intertexture of parts
to wind into; to insinuate; -- used reflexively; as, avarice twists itself into all human concerns
to unite by winding one thread, strand, or other flexible substance, round another; to form by convolution, or winding separate things round each other; as, to twist yarn or thread
hence, to form as if by winding one part around another; to wreathe; to make up
to form into a thread from many fine filaments; as, to twist wool or cotton
to be contorted; to writhe; to be distorted by torsion; to be united by winding round each other; to be or become twisted; as, some strands will twist more easily than others
to follow a helical or spiral course; to be in the form of a helix
the act of twisting; a contortion; a flexure; a convolution; a bending
the form given in twisting
that which is formed by twisting, convoluting, or uniting parts
a cord, thread, or anything flexible, formed by winding strands or separate things round each other
a kind of closely twisted, strong sewing silk, used by tailors, saddlers, and the like
a kind of cotton yarn, of several varieties
a roll of twisted dough, baked
a little twisted roll of tobacco
one of the threads of a warp, -- usually more tightly twisted than the filling
a material for gun barrels, consisting of iron and steel twisted and welded together; as, Damascus twist
the spiral course of the rifling of a gun barrel or a cannon
a beverage made of brandy and gin
Translations for twist
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the act of twisting.
- لَوي، فَتْل، جَدْل، إلْتِواءArabic
- torçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die DrehungGerman
- drejning; vridning; snoningDanish
- torsión; giro, vueltaSpanish
- چرخش؛ پیچشFarsi
- okretanje, uvijanjeCroatian
- csavarás, sodrásHungarian
- snúningur, vindingurIcelandic
- torsione; stortaItalian
- sukimas, pynimas, vyniojimasLithuanian
- griešanās; grozīšana; vīšana; līkumošanaLatvian
- het draaienDutch
- forvrenging, fordreiingNorwegian
- zwinięcie, skręceniePolish
- چرخش؛ پیچشPersian
- تاو، څرخPashto
- skrútenie, otočenieSlovak
- vridning, förvridningSwedish
- 扭，搓Chinese (Trad.)
- перекручення, викривлення, спотворенняUkrainian
- موڑنے کا عملUrdu
- sự làm méoVietnamese
- 扭，搓Chinese (Simp.)
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