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"
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 one's 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
The Twist was a dance inspired by rock and roll music. It became the first worldwide dance craze in the early 1960s, enjoying immense popularity among young people and drawing fire from critics who felt it was too provocative. It inspired dances such as the Jerk, the Pony, the Watusi, the Mashed Potato, the Monkey and the Funky Chicken, but none were as popular. The dance was inspired by "The Twist," Chubby Checker's 1960 cover of the B-side of Hank Ballard and The Midnighters' 1959 single, "Teardrops on Your Letter." A world record was set in Deland, Florida on October 11, 2012, when Chubby Checker sang the song live and the crowd danced. An estimated 4,000 people twisted along with Checker, surpassing the previous Guinness World Record record for most people twisting in the streets at once.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
twist, v.t. to twine: to unite or form by winding together: to form from several threads: to encircle with something: to wreathe: to wind spirally: to turn from the true form or meaning: to fabricate, compose: to cause to move spirally, to bend: to wrest, wrench: to insinuate.—v.i. to be united by winding: to be bent, to move spirally: to revolve: to writhe.—n. that which is twisted: a cord: a single thread: manner of twisting: a contortion: a small roll of tobacco: a strong silk thread: (obs.) coarse cloth: a wrench, strain: a peculiar bent, perversion: (slang) a mixed drink, also an appetite for food.—adjs. Twist′able; Twist′ed.—n. Twīst′er, one who, or that which, twists: a whirling wind, a tornado: the inner part, of the thigh of a rider on horseback: a ball, as in cricket, billiards, &c., sent with a twist.—v.t. Twist′le (Scot.), to twist.—n. a wrench.—Twist of the wrist, the turning movement of the wrist in any work requiring dexterity, any quick action. [A.S. twist, a rope—twí-, two; Ger. zwist, discord.]
Twist accurately calculates your estimated time of arrival (ETA) by using proprietary algorithm to weed through traffic and GPS data in record time. Then the app sends your family, friends or colleagues updates on your arrival status. Never leave anyone guessing again.
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Rank popularity for the word 'twist' in Verbs Frequency: #747
The numerical value of twist in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of twist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of twist in a Sentence
Let me be your plot twist.
An 'Operation Anti-Twist' would be more of a shock to the market in our view.
They turn, they twist, things slide off them -- pretty lucky if that happened.
I thought it was a Charlie Hebdo with an Arab twist. I thought we were under attack.
That’s not necessarily surprising . . . but we were able to add an interesting twist.
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Translations for twist
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- لوى, برمArabic
- twist, kroutit, překroutitCzech
- Wendung, Twist, verziehen, verdrehen, Zwirn, Biegung, drehen, wickelnGerman
- käänne, twist, vääntää, kiertää, vääntyminen, nyrjähdys, vääntö, kierto, kierre, äkkimutka, mutka, ymmärtää, mutkittelu, väärinymmärrys, vääristely, kääntää, punoa, kierretty, siivu, vääristelläFinnish
- twist, torsion, tordre, entortillerFrench
- freang, sníomhIrish
- snìomh, carScottish Gaelic
- contorsione, distorsione, filo, giravolta, travisamento, forzatura, torsione, filamento, torcere, scorza, piegaItalian
- învârti, întortochea, răsuci, stoarceRomanian
- скручивать, крутить, искажать, исказить, твист, скрутить, изогнуть, изгибать, вертеть, повернутьRussian
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