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definitions - twist

twist (v. trans.)

1.make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story

twist (n.)

1.a lightweight cord

2.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"

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

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

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

6.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"

7.a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

8.an interpretation of a text or action"they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"

9.a jerky pulling movement

10.an unforeseen development"events suddenly took an awkward turn"

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

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

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

14.a circular segment of a curve"a bend in the road" "a crook in the path"

twist (v.)

1.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"

2.form into twists"Twist the strips of dough"

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

4.turn in the opposite direction"twist one's head"

5.form into a spiral shape"The cord is all twisted"

6.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"

7.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"

8.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"

9.do the twist

10.make a parody of"The students spoofed the teachers"

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

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Merriam Webster

TwistTwist (twĭst), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Twisted; p. pr. & vb. n. Twisting.] [OE. twisten, AS. twist a rope, as made of two (twisted) strands, fr. twi- two; akin to D. twist a quarrel, dissension, G. zwist, Dan. & Sw. tvist, Icel. tvistr the deuce in cards, tvistr distressed. See Twice, Two.]
1. To contort; to writhe; to complicate; to crook spirally; to convolve.

Twist it into a serpentine form. Pope.

2. Hence, to turn from the true form or meaning; to pervert; as, to twist a passage cited from an author.

3. To distort, as a solid body, by turning one part relatively to another about an axis passing through both; to subject to torsion; as, to twist a shaft.

4. To wreathe; to wind; to encircle; to unite by intertexture of parts. “Longing to twist bays with that ivy.” Waller.

There are pillars of smoke twisted about with wreaths of flame. T. Burnet.

5. To wind into; to insinuate; -- used reflexively; as, avarice twists itself into all human concerns.

6. To unite by winding one thread, strand, or other flexible substance, round another; to form by convolution, or winding separate things round each other; as, to twist yarn or thread. Shak.

7. Hence, to form as if by winding one part around another; to wreathe; to make up.

Was it not to this end
That thou began'st to twist so fine a story?
Shak.

8. To form into a thread from many fine filaments; as, to twist wool or cotton.

TwistTwist, v. i.
1. To be contorted; to writhe; to be distorted by torsion; to be united by winding round each other; to be or become twisted; as, some strands will twist more easily than others.

2. To follow a helical or spiral course; to be in the form of a helix.

TwistTwist, n.
1. The act of twisting; a contortion; a flexure; a convolution; a bending.

Not the least turn or twist in the fibers of any one animal which does not render them more proper for that particular animal's way of life than any other cast or texture. Addison.

2. The form given in twisting.

[He] shrunk at first sight of it; he found fault with the length, the thickness, and the twist. Arbuthnot.

3. That which is formed by twisting, convoluting, or uniting parts. Specifically: --

(a) A cord, thread, or anything flexible, formed by winding strands or separate things round each other.

(b) A kind of closely twisted, strong sewing silk, used by tailors, saddlers, and the like.

(c) A kind of cotton yarn, of several varieties.

(d) A roll of twisted dough, baked.

(e) A little twisted roll of tobacco.

(f) (Weaving) One of the threads of a warp, -- usually more tightly twisted than the filling.

(g) (Firearms) A material for gun barrels, consisting of iron and steel twisted and welded together; as, Damascus twist.

(h) (Firearms & Ord.) The spiral course of the rifling of a gun barrel or a cannon.

(i) A beverage made of brandy and gin. [Slang]

4. [OE.; -- so called as being a two-forked branch. See Twist, v. t.] A twig. [Obs.] Chaucer. Fairfax.

5. Act of imparting a turning or twisting motion, as to a pitched ball; also, the motion thus imparted; as, the twist of a billiard ball.

6. A strong individual tendency, or bent; a marked inclination; a bias; -- often implying a peculiar or unusual tendency; as, a twist toward fanaticism.

Gain twist, or Gaining twist (Firearms), twist of which the pitch is less, and the inclination greater, at the muzzle than at the breech. -- Twist drill, a drill the body of which is twisted like that of an auger. See Illust. of Drill. -- Uniform twist (Firearms), a twist of which the spiral course has an equal pitch throughout.

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synonyms - twist

twist (v. trans.)

braid, distort, falsify, garble, pervert, plait, twine, warp

see also - twist

phrases

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chose courbe (fr)[ClasseParExt.]

bande (fr)[Classe]

ornement architectural (fr)[ClasseParExt.]

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sinuer (fr)[Classe]

twist (v. intr.)


twist (v. tr.)



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Twist

                   

Contents

Twist may refer to:

  Fictional characters

  • Jack Twist, a character from the 2005 film Brokeback Mountain
  • Alexander "Chimp" Twist, a minor character from P. G. Wodehouse
  • Oliver Twist, the leading character in the novel of the same name by Charles Dickens
  • Twist Morgan, a character in the Channel Four series Spaced

  Music

  Film and stage

  People

  Places

  See also

   
               

 

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