Twist - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- 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)
- a circular segment of a curve (syn: bend, crook, turn)
- a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself (syn: eddy)
- a jerky pulling movement (syn: wrench)
- a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair (syn: braid, plait, tress)
- social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s
- the act of winding or twisting (syn: wind, winding)
- turning or twisting around (in place) (syn: turn)
- 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
- 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 (syn: wrench)
- practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive (syn: convolute, pervert, sophisticate)
- twist suddenly so as to sprain (syn: rick, sprain, turn, wrench, wrick)
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.
present participle: twisting
past tense: twisted
past participle: twisted