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