Dictionary Results for twist


1. twist - noun

· an unforeseen development; "events suddenly took an awkward turn"

Synonym(s): turn, turn_of_events

Hypernym(s): development




2. twist - noun

· an interpretation of a text or action; "they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"

Synonym(s): construction

Hypernym(s): interpretation




3. twist - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): device, gimmick

Hypernym(s): maneuver, manoeuvre, tactical_maneuver, tactical_manoeuvre




4. twist - noun

· the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"

Synonym(s): spin, twirl, twisting, whirl

Hypernym(s): rotation, rotary_motion




5. twist - noun

· a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"

Synonym(s): wrench, pull

Hypernym(s): injury, hurt, harm, trauma




6. twist - noun

· a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight

Synonym(s): kink, twirl

Hypernym(s): fold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bend




7. twist - noun

· a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"

Synonym(s): bend, crook, turn

Hypernym(s): curve, curved_shape




8. twist - noun

· a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself

Synonym(s): eddy

Hypernym(s): current, stream




9. twist - noun

· a jerky pulling movement

Synonym(s): wrench

Hypernym(s): movement, motion




10. twist - noun

· a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

Synonym(s): braid, plait, tress

Hypernym(s): hairdo, hairstyle, hair_style, coiffure, coif




11. twist - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): social_dancing




12. twist - noun

· the act of winding or twisting; "he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"

Synonym(s): wind, winding

Hypernym(s): rotation, rotary_motion




13. twist - noun

· turning or twisting around (in place); "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"

Synonym(s): turn

Hypernym(s): rotation, rotary_motion




14. twist - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm

Hypernym(s): move




15. twist - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): flex, bend, deform, turn

Hypernym(s): change_shape, change_form, deform




16. twist - verb

· turn in the opposite direction; "twist one's head"

Hypernym(s): turn




17. twist - verb

· form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted"

Synonym(s): twine, distort

Hypernym(s): change_shape, change_form, deform

Antonym(s): untwist




18. twist - verb

· form into twists; "Twist the strips of dough"

Hypernym(s): shape, form




19. twist - verb

· extend in curves and turns; "The road winds around the lake"; "the path twisted through the forest"

Synonym(s): wind, curve

Hypernym(s): be




20. twist - verb

· do the twist

Hypernym(s): dance, trip_the_light_fantastic, trip_the_light_fantastic_toe




21. twist - 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; "wrench a window off its hinges"; "wrench oneself free from somebody's grip"; "a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest"

Synonym(s): wrench

Hypernym(s): pull




22. twist - verb

· practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive; "Don't twist my words"

Synonym(s): twist_around, pervert, convolute, sophisticate

Hypernym(s): denote, refer




23. twist - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): sprain, wrench, turn, wrick, rick

Hypernym(s): injure, wound





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