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Synonyms for twist

Synonyms for (noun) twist

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: maneuver, manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre Definition: a move made to gain a tactical end

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

Similar words: rotary motion, rotation Definition: the act of rotating as if on an axis Usage: the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music

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

Similar words: rotary motion, rotation Definition: the act of rotating as if on an axis Usage: the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: rotary motion, rotation Definition: the act of rotating as if on an axis Usage: the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: social dancing Definition: dancing as part of a social occasion

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

Similar words: hair style, hairdo, hairstyle, coif, coiffure Definition: the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)

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

Similar words: interpretation Definition: an explanation that results from interpreting something Usage: the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence

Synonyms: twist, wrench Definition: a jerky pulling movement

Similar words: motion, movement Definition: a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

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

Similar words: development Definition: a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation Usage: recent developments in Iraq; what a revolting development!

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

Similar words: current, stream Definition: a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes) Usage: the raft floated downstream on the current; he felt a stream of air; the hose ejected a stream of water

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

Similar words: curve, curved shape Definition: the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes

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

Similar words: flexure, fold, plication, crease, crimp, bend Definition: an angular or rounded shape made by folding Usage: a fold in the napkin; a crease in his trousers; a plication on her blouse; a flexure of the colon; a bend of his elbow

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: trauma, hurt, injury, harm Definition: any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

Synonyms for (verb) twist

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: wound, injure Definition: cause injuries or bodily harm to

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

Similar words: shape, form Definition: give shape or form to Usage: shape the dough; form the young child's character

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: denote, refer Definition: have as a meaning Usage: `multi-' denotes `many'

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

Similar words: turn Definition: change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense Usage: Turn towards me; The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face; She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs

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

Similar words: deform, change form, change shape Definition: assume a different shape or form

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: deform, change form, change shape Definition: assume a different shape or form

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: pull Definition: apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion Usage: Pull the rope; Pull the handle towards you; pull the string gently; pull the trigger of the gun; pull your knees towards your chin

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: move Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right

Synonyms: twist Definition: do the twist

Similar words: trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, dance Definition: move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance Usage: My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio

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

Similar words: be Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun) Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer