Twist - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |twɪst|  American pronunciation of the word twist
Brit.  |twɪst|  British pronunciation of the word twist
- an unforeseen development (syn: turn)
- an interpretation of a text or action (syn: construction)
- any clever maneuver (syn: device, gimmick)
- the act of rotating rapidly (syn: spin, twirl, twisting, whirl)
- a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments (syn: pull, wrench)
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- to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling) (syn: squirm, worm, wrestle, wriggle, writhe)
- cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form (syn: bend, deform, flex, turn)
- turn in the opposite direction
- form into a spiral shape (syn: distort, twine)
- form into twists
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Examples

The toy can be twisted into different shapes.

She twisted balloons into the shapes of different animals.

The antenna was twisted out of shape.

The car was a heap of twisted metal after the accident.

He twists his lip into an odd expression when he's thinking.

twist the dials on the radio

The bottle cap twists off.

a simple twist of the wrist

The jar should open with a twist of the lid.

The road has some nasty twists.

The coastal road had many twists and turns.

It was a film noir with some clever twists.

In an unusual twist, the police arrested one of their own.

They were brought together by a strange twist of fate.

The seat is made of bark and ropes twisted together.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: twist
he/she/it: twists
present participle: twisting
past tense: twisted
past participle: twisted
noun
singular: twist
plural: twists
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