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Meaning & Definition of Twisting in English

English

Twisting

/twɪstɪŋ/

noun

1. The act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean

    synonym:
  • distortion
  • ,
  • overrefinement
  • ,
  • straining
  • ,
  • torture
  • ,
  • twisting

2. The act of rotating rapidly

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

adjective

1. Marked by repeated turns and bends

  • "A tortuous road up the mountain"
  • "Winding roads are full of surprises"
  • "Had to steer the car down a twisty track"
    synonym:
  • tortuous
  • ,
  • twisting
  • ,
  • twisty
  • ,
  • winding
  • ,
  • voluminous

Examples of using

I tripped on a stone, twisting my ankle.