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Meaning of word twist from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

twist (noun)

Meaning : An unforeseen development.

Example : Events suddenly took an awkward turn.

Synonyms : turn, turn of events

Meaning : An interpretation of a text or action.

Example : They put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct.

Synonyms : construction

Meaning : Any clever maneuver.

Example : He would stoop to any device to win a point.
It was a great sales gimmick.
A cheap promotions gimmick for greedy businessmen.

Synonyms : device, gimmick

Meaning : The act of rotating rapidly.

Example : He gave the crank a spin.
It broke off after much twisting.

Synonyms : spin, twirl, twisting, whirl

Meaning : A sharp strain on muscles or ligaments.

Example : The wrench to his knee occurred as he fell.
He was sidelined with a hamstring pull.

Synonyms : pull, wrench

Meaning : A sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight.

Synonyms : kink, twirl

Meaning : A circular segment of a curve.

Example : A bend in the road.
A crook in the path.

Synonyms : bend, crook, turn

Meaning : A miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself.

Synonyms : eddy

Meaning : A jerky pulling movement.

Synonyms : wrench

Meaning : A hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair.

Synonyms : braid, plait, tress

Meaning : Social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music. Was popular in the 1960s.

Example : They liked to dance the twist.

Meaning : The act of winding or twisting.

Example : He put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind.

Synonyms : wind, winding

Meaning : Turning or twisting around (in place).

Example : With a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room.

Synonyms : turn

twist (verb)

Meaning : To move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling).

Example : The prisoner writhed in discomfort.
The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace.

Synonyms : squirm, worm, wrestle, wriggle, writhe

Meaning : Cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form.

Example : Bend the rod.
Twist the dough into a braid.
The strong man could turn an iron bar.

Synonyms : bend, deform, flex, turn

Meaning : Turn in the opposite direction.

Example : Twist one's head.

Meaning : Form into a spiral shape.

Example : The cord is all twisted.

Synonyms : distort, twine

Meaning : Form into twists.

Example : Twist the strips of dough.

Meaning : Extend in curves and turns.

Example : The road winds around the lake.
The path twisted through the forest.

Synonyms : curve, wind

Meaning : Do the twist.

Meaning : Twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates.

Example : Wrench a window off its hinges.
Wrench oneself free from somebody's grip.
A deep sigh was wrenched from his chest.

Synonyms : wrench

Meaning : Practice sophistry. Change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive.

Example : Don't twist my words.

Synonyms : convolute, pervert, sophisticate, twist around

Meaning : Twist suddenly so as to sprain.

Example : 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.

Synonyms : rick, sprain, turn, wrench, wrick