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twist

twist

twist - Dictionary definition and meaning for word twist

Definition
(noun) an unforeseen development
Synonyms : turn , turn of events
Example Sentence
  • events suddenly took an awkward turn

Definition
(noun) an interpretation of a text or action
Synonyms : construction
Example Sentence
  • they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct

Definition
(noun) any clever maneuver
Synonyms : device , gimmick
Example Sentence
  • he would stoop to any device to win a point
  • it was a great sales gimmick
  • a cheap promotions gimmick for greedy businessmen

Definition
(noun) the act of rotating rapidly
Synonyms : spin , twirl , twisting , whirl
Example Sentence
  • he gave the crank a spin
  • it broke off after much twisting

Definition
(noun) a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
Synonyms : pull , wrench
Example Sentence
  • the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell
  • he was sidelined with a hamstring pull

Definition
(noun) a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
Synonyms : kink , twirl

Definition
(noun) a circular segment of a curve
Synonyms : bend , crook , turn
Example Sentence
  • a bend in the road
  • a crook in the path

Definition
(noun) a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself
Synonyms : eddy

Definition
(noun) a jerky pulling movement
Synonyms : wrench

Definition
(noun) a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
Synonyms : braid , plait , tress

Definition
(noun) social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s
Example Sentence
  • they liked to dance the twist

Definition
(noun) the act of winding or twisting
Synonyms : wind , winding
Example Sentence
  • he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind

Definition
(noun) turning or twisting around (in place)
Synonyms : turn
Example Sentence
  • with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room

Definition
(verb) to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
Synonyms : squirm , worm , wrestle , wriggle , writhe
Example Sentence
  • The prisoner writhed in discomfort
  • The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace

Definition
(verb) cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
Synonyms : bend , deform , flex , turn
Example Sentence
  • bend the rod
  • twist the dough into a braid
  • the strong man could turn an iron bar

Definition
(verb) turn in the opposite direction
Example Sentence
  • twist one's head

Definition
(verb) form into a spiral shape
Synonyms : distort , twine
Example Sentence
  • The cord is all twisted

Definition
(verb) form into twists
Example Sentence
  • Twist the strips of dough

Definition
(verb) extend in curves and turns
Synonyms : curve , wind
Example Sentence
  • The road winds around the lake
  • the path twisted through the forest

Definition
(verb) do the twist
Definition
(verb) twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates
Synonyms : wrench
Example Sentence
  • wrench a window off its hinges
  • wrench oneself free from somebody's grip
  • a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest

Definition
(verb) practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
Example Sentence
  • Don't twist my words

Definition
(verb) twist suddenly so as to sprain
Synonyms : rick , sprain , turn , wrench , wrick
Example Sentence
  • 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

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