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Definition of "twist" []

  • To wind together (two or more threads, for example) so as to produce a single strand. (verb-transitive)
  • To form in this manner: twist a length of rope from strands of hemp. (verb-transitive)
  • To wind or coil (vines or rope, for example) about something. (verb-transitive)
  • To interlock or interlace: twist flowers in one's hair. (verb-transitive)
  • To make (one's way) in a tortuous manner: twisted my way through the briar patch. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause (one end or part) to turn or (of one end or part) to turn in the opposite direction from another; coil or spin (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To distort or be distorted; change in shape (verb)
  • To wind or cause to wind; twine, coil, or intertwine (verb)
  • To force or be forced out of the natural form or position (verb)
  • To change or cause to change for the worse in character, meaning, etc; pervert (verb)
  • To revolve or cause to revolve; rotate (verb)
  • To wrench with a turning action (verb)
  • To follow a winding course (verb)
  • To squirm, as with pain (verb)
  • To dance the twist (verb)
  • To cheat; swindle (verb)
  • The act or an instance of twisting (noun)
  • Something formed by or as if by twisting (noun)
  • A decisive change of direction, aim, meaning, or character (noun)
  • (in a novel, play, etc) an unexpected event, revelation, or other development (noun)
  • A bend (noun)
  • A distortion of the original or natural shape or form (noun)
  • A jerky pull, wrench, or turn (noun)
  • A strange personal characteristic, esp a bad one (noun)
  • A confused mess, tangle, or knot made by twisting (noun)
  • A twisted thread used in sewing where extra strength is needed (noun)
  • (in weaving) a specified direction of twisting the yarn (noun)
  • A bread loaf or roll made of one or more pieces of twisted dough (noun)
  • A thin sliver of peel from a lemon, lime, etc, twisted and added to a drink (noun)
  • A cigar made by twisting three cigars around one another (noun)
  • Chewing tobacco made in the form of a roll by twisting the leaves together (noun)
  • Torsional deformation or shear stress or strain (noun)
  • Spin given to a ball in various games, esp baseball (noun)
  • The extent to which the grooves in the bore of a rifled firearm are spiralled (noun)

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Use "twist" in a sentence
  • "Tidmum continoos to twist an twist onna floor..*twist twist*.."
  • "* twist twist* with my sleeve wrapped around the lid for extra grip."
  • "A further twist is the open letter in “support” of the lawyers that has recently been developed as described at letter."