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Meaning & Definition of Twist in English

English

Twist

/twɪst/

noun

1. An unforeseen development

  • "Events suddenly took an awkward turn"
    synonym:
  • turn
  • ,
  • turn of events
  • ,
  • twist

2. An interpretation of a text or action

  • "They put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"
    synonym:
  • construction
  • ,
  • twist

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • device
  • ,
  • gimmick
  • ,
  • twist

4. The act of rotating rapidly

  • "He gave the crank a spin"
  • "It broke off after much twisting"
    synonym:
  • spin
  • ,
  • twirl
  • ,
  • twist
  • ,
  • twisting
  • ,
  • whirl

5. A sharp strain on muscles or ligaments

  • "The wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"
  • "He was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
    synonym:
  • wrench
  • ,
  • twist
  • ,
  • pull

6. A sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight

    synonym:
  • kink
  • ,
  • twist
  • ,
  • twirl

7. A circular segment of a curve

  • "A bend in the road"
  • "A crook in the path"
    synonym:
  • bend
  • ,
  • crook
  • ,
  • twist
  • ,
  • turn

8. A miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself

    synonym:
  • eddy
  • ,
  • twist

9. A jerky pulling movement

    synonym:
  • twist
  • ,
  • wrench

10. A hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

    synonym:
  • braid
  • ,
  • plait
  • ,
  • tress
  • ,
  • twist

11. 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"
    synonym:
  • twist

12. The act of winding or twisting

  • "He put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"
    synonym:
  • wind
  • ,
  • winding
  • ,
  • twist

13. Turning or twisting around (in place)

  • "With a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"
    synonym:
  • twist
  • ,
  • turn

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • writhe
  • ,
  • wrestle
  • ,
  • wriggle
  • ,
  • worm
  • ,
  • squirm
  • ,
  • twist

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • flex
  • ,
  • bend
  • ,
  • deform
  • ,
  • twist
  • ,
  • turn

3. Turn in the opposite direction

  • "Twist one's head"
    synonym:
  • twist

4. Form into a spiral shape

  • "The cord is all twisted"
    synonym:
  • twist
  • ,
  • twine
  • ,
  • distort

5. Form into twists

  • "Twist the strips of dough"
    synonym:
  • twist

6. Extend in curves and turns

  • "The road winds around the lake"
  • "The path twisted through the forest"
    synonym:
  • wind
  • ,
  • twist
  • ,
  • curve

7. Do the twist

    synonym:
  • twist

8. 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"
    synonym:
  • wrench
  • ,
  • twist

9. Practice sophistry

  • Change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
  • "Don't twist my words"
    synonym:
  • twist
  • ,
  • twist around
  • ,
  • pervert
  • ,
  • convolute
  • ,
  • sophisticate

10. 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"
    synonym:
  • twist
  • ,
  • sprain
  • ,
  • wrench
  • ,
  • turn
  • ,
  • wrick
  • ,
  • rick