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〔 twIst 〕


〔 twist 〕

Overview of noun twist

The noun twist has 13 senses

  • turn, turn of events, twist -- (an unforeseen development; "events suddenly took an awkward turn")

  • construction, twist -- (an interpretation of a text or action; "they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct")

  • device, gimmick, twist -- (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 -- (the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting")

  • wrench, twist, pull -- (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 -- (a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight)

  • bend, crook, twist, turn -- (a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path")

  • eddy, twist -- (a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself)

  • twist, wrench -- (a jerky pulling movement)

  • braid, plait, tress, twist -- (a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair)

  • twist -- (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 -- (the act of winding or twisting; "he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind")

  • twist, turn -- (turning or twisting around (in place); "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room")

Overview of verb twist

The verb twist has 10 senses

  • writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twist -- (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 -- (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")

  • twist -- (turn in the opposite direction; "twist one's head")

  • twist, twine, distort -- (form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted")

  • twist -- (form into twists; "Twist the strips of dough")

  • wind, twist, curve -- (extend in curves and turns; "The road winds around the lake"; "the path twisted through the forest")

  • twist -- (do the twist)

  • wrench, 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 -- (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 -- (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")