Definition of twist
- an unforeseen development; "events suddenly took an awkward turn". Synonyms: turn, turn of events.
- an interpretation of a text or action; "they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct". Synonyms: construction.
- any clever maneuver; "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.
- the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin", "it broke off after much twisting". Synonyms: spin, twirl, twisting, whirl.
- a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell", "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull". Synonyms: pull, wrench.
- a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight. Synonyms: kink, twirl.
- a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road", "a crook in the path". Synonyms: bend, crook, turn.
- a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself. Synonyms: eddy.
- a jerky pulling movement. Synonyms: wrench.
- a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair. Synonyms: braid, plait, tress.
- social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s; "they liked to dance the twist".
- the act of winding or twisting; "he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind". Synonyms: wind, winding.
- turning or twisting around (in place); "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room". Synonyms: turn.
- to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling); "The prisoner writhed in discomfort", "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace". Synonyms: squirm, worm, wrestle, wriggle, writhe.
- cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod", "twist the dough into a braid", "the strong man could turn an iron bar". Synonyms: bend, deform, flex, turn. Antonyms: unbend.
- turn in the opposite direction; "twist one's head".
- form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted". Synonyms: distort, twine. Antonyms: untwist.
- form into twists; "Twist the strips of dough".
- extend in curves and turns; "The road winds around the lake", "the path twisted through the forest". Synonyms: curve, wind.
- 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; "wrench a window off its hinges", "wrench oneself free from somebody's grip", "a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest". Synonyms: wrench.
- practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive; "Don't twist my words". Synonyms: convolute, pervert, sophisticate, twist around.
- twist suddenly so as to sprain; "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.
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