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Definitions for (noun) twist

Main entry: twist, gimmick, device Definition: any clever maneuver Usage: he would stoop to any device to win a point; it was a great sales gimmick; a cheap promotions gimmick for greedy businessmen

Main entry: spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl Definition: the act of rotating rapidly Usage: he gave the crank a spin; it broke off after much twisting

Main entry: turn, twist Definition: turning or twisting around (in place) Usage: with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room

Main entry: twist, wind, winding Definition: the act of winding or twisting Usage: he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind

Main entry: twist Definition: social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s Usage: they liked to dance the twist

Main entry: braid, tress, twist, plait Definition: a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

Main entry: twist, construction Definition: an interpretation of a text or action Usage: they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct

Main entry: twist, wrench Definition: a jerky pulling movement

Main entry: turn, turn of events, twist Definition: an unforeseen development Usage: events suddenly took an awkward turn

Main entry: eddy, twist Definition: a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself

Main entry: crook, bend, turn, twist Definition: a circular segment of a curve Usage: a bend in the road; a crook in the path

Main entry: twirl, twist, kink Definition: a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight

Main entry: wrench, twist, pull Definition: a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments Usage: the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell; he was sidelined with a hamstring pull

Definitions for (verb) twist

Main entry: sprain, rick, wrench, wrick, turn, twist Definition: twist suddenly so as to sprain Usage: 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

Main entry: twist Definition: form into twists Usage: Twist the strips of dough

Main entry: sophisticate, pervert, convolute, twist, twist around Definition: practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive Usage: Don't twist my words

Main entry: twist Definition: turn in the opposite direction Usage: twist one's head

Main entry: twine, twist, distort Definition: form into a spiral shape Usage: The cord is all twisted

Main entry: turn, twist, bend, flex, deform Definition: cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form Usage: bend the rod; twist the dough into a braid; the strong man could turn an iron bar

Main entry: wrench, twist Definition: twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates Usage: wrench a window off its hinges; wrench oneself free from somebody's grip; a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest

Main entry: worm, wrestle, wriggle, writhe, twist, squirm Definition: to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling) Usage: The prisoner writhed in discomfort; The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace

Main entry: twist Definition: do the twist

Main entry: curve, wind, twist Definition: extend in curves and turns Usage: The road winds around the lake; the path twisted through the forest