Twist Meaning and Definition


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Twist meaning

Word: Twist

How to pronounce: twɪst

Transitive verb

Definitions:

1. Form into a bent, curling, or distorted shape.

Example sentences: "A strip of metal is twisted to form a hollow tube"

2. Cause to rotate around something that remains stationary; turn.

Example sentences: "She twisted her ring around and around on her finger"

3. Dance the twist.

Example sentences: "The dancing couples twisted and turned, dancing until they got dizzy and sat down for a drink."

4. Cheat; defraud.

Noun

Definitions:

1. An act of turning something so that it moves in relation to something that remains stationary.

Example sentences: "The taps needed a single twist to turn them on"

2. A thing with a spiral shape.

Example sentences: "A licorice twist"

3. A distorted shape.

Example sentences: "He had a cruel twist to his mouth"

4. A point at which something turns or bends.

Example sentences: "The car negotiated the twists and turns of the mountain road"

5. A fine strong thread consisting of twisted strands of cotton or silk.

Example sentences: "Then use some thick yellow thread - I buy a type of thread called buttonhole twist - to hem all along the folded seam."

6. A drink consisting of two ingredients mixed together.

Example sentences: "Mo couldn't contain herself any longer, and covered her smirk with a twist of gin and bitter lemon."

7. A carpet with a tightly curled pile.

Example sentences: "This is a very nice piece of blue twist carpet."


Synonyms:

spin

twine

interlace

intertwine

interweave

entwine

overwind

bend

twirl

tighten up

writhe

wriggle

squirm

wiggle

turning

fiddle

swivel

contort

distort

deform

twitch

curl

whirls

squiggle

roll

winding

tuck

curl up

turn

unscrew

rotate

revolve

curve

flex

crook

wring

wrest

pervert

braid

lace

plait

swirl

eddy

wind

pivot

whirl

swing

wrench

sprain

kink

quirk

trick

gimmick

singularity

weave


Antonyms:

turn

expand

turn on

untwist

uncoil

stay

stick


Derivations:

twisting

twisted

twisty

twister


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Twist in Other Languages...

Spanish: Giro

German: Wendung

French: Torsader

Italian: Torsione

Turkish: Büklüm


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