turn, turn of events, twistnoun
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, twistnoun
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, whirlnoun
the act of rotating rapidly
"he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"
wrench, twist, pullnoun
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, twirlnoun
a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
bend, crook, twist, turnnoun
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, twistnoun
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, twistnoun
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, twistverb
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, turnverb
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, distortverb
form into a spiral shape
"The cord is all twisted"
form into twists
"Twist the strips of dough"
wind, twist, curveverb
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, sophisticateverb
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, rickverb
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.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
This term is employed by gun-makers to express the inclination of a groove at any point, and is measured by the tangent of the angle made by the groove with the axis of the bore.
British National Corpus
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
I didn't want to do something that was too close (to what) they were used to doing for so many years -- and that men photographers especially ask -- which is to be like a pinup like the typical Bettie Page picture, sometimes they would give that, and I would always kind of like twist it and say, 'Let's try something else, because this has been seen over and over again.'.
Many of his early campaign teams were made up of stay-at-home moms who believed deeply in the changes he wanted to bring, he’s proud of that authentic support. To try and twist his comments into anything else is just desperate politics.
That's gon na be tough, to get it to zero, because it's sport, that's just like saying, you know, Kevin Durant's gon na be free of injuries... All these athletes. They're taped up, they're well-trained, best coaches. Still, they step wrong, they're gon na get hurt, twist an ankle.
Chris Covelli, a Lake County Sheriff’s Office detective, told FoxNews.com. On Sept. 1, 2015, Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz radioed in from a rural area of Fox Lake that Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz was getting out of Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz cruiser to check on three suspicious men, two white and one black. A short while later Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz was found shot to death, one bullet hitting Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz bulletproof vest, the other striking Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz below the vest, near Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz heart. Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz glasses and other belongings were found strewn around the swampy area, leading investigators to believe the officer engaged in some type of struggle. However, in a stunning twist, police discovered Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz carefully staged Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz suicide to look like murder. Investigators learned the corrupt cop apparently caved under the pressure of living a shocking double life for nearly two decades. It's unheard of in our profession that anyone would think to do something like that and it just shows the emotional state that he must have been in over all of this and knowing that we were getting closer to finding out what was really going on, said Fox Lake Administrator, Anne Marrin. According to investigators, Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz embezzled tens of thousands of dollars from the Fox Lake Explorer program, the' police academy for teens' Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz was hailed as a hero for managing for years. Police say Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz used the money for vacations, car repairs and even adult websites. It was also discovered Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz had extramarital affairs and arranged for Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz own mistress to marry Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz son in order to gain added military benefits. Perhaps the biggest bombshell was that Gliniewicz contacted a hit man to have Marrin murdered. It's crazy. I can't describe it any other way.
There was a twist a the end of the first season that she did not see coming, and I think there's a lot of fallout that happens from the that in the new season.
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- 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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