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twist

noun (n)

  • an unforeseen development (noun.event)
    Synonym: turn, turn of events
    source: wordnet30
  • an interpretation of a text or action (noun.communication)
    Synonym: construction
    source: wordnet30
  • any clever maneuver (noun.act)
    Synonym: device, gimmick
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of rotating rapidly (noun.act)
    Synonym: spin, twirl, twisting, whirl
    Example:
    It broke off after much twisting.
    source: wordnet30
  • a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments (noun.state)
    Synonym: pull, wrench
    source: wordnet30
  • a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight (noun.shape)
    Synonym: kink, twirl
    source: wordnet30
  • a circular segment of a curve (noun.shape)
    Synonym: bend, crook, turn
    source: wordnet30
  • a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself (noun.event)
    Synonym: eddy
    source: wordnet30
  • a jerky pulling movement (noun.event)
    Synonym: wrench
    source: wordnet30
  • a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair (noun.body)
    Synonym: braid, plait, tress
    source: wordnet30
  • social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s (noun.act)
    Example:
    They liked to dance the twist.
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of winding or twisting (noun.act)
    Synonym: wind, winding
    source: wordnet30
  • turning or twisting around (in place) (noun.act)
    Synonym: turn
    Example:
    With a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room.
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of twisting; a contortion; a flexure; a convolution; a bending. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • Act of imparting a turning or twisting motion, as to a pitched ball; also, the motion thus imparted; as, the twist of a billiard ball. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling) (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form (verb.contact)
    Synonym: bend, deform, flex, turn
    Antonym: unbend
    Example:
    Twist the dough into a braid.
    source: wordnet30
  • turn in the opposite direction (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Twist one's head.
    source: wordnet30
  • form into a spiral shape (verb.contact)
    Synonym: distort, twine
    Antonym: untwist
    Example:
    The cord is all twisted.
    source: wordnet30
  • form into twists (verb.change)
    Example:
    Twist the strips of dough.
    source: wordnet30
  • extend in curves and turns (verb.stative)
    Synonym: curve, wind
    Example:
    The path twisted through the forest.
    source: wordnet30
  • do the twist (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive (verb.communication)
    Example:
    Don't twist my words.
    source: wordnet30
  • twist suddenly so as to sprain (verb.body)
    Synonym: rick, sprain, turn, wrench, wrick
    Example:
    The wrestler twisted his shoulder.
    source: wordnet30
  • To contort; to writhe; to complicate; to crook spirally; to convolve. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To be contorted; to writhe; to be distorted by torsion; to be united by winding round each other; to be or become twisted; as, some strands will twist more easily than others. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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