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Definition of "twisty" []

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • That twists (adjective)

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  • Curly (adjective)
  • Something that is twisty, such as a road (noun)
  • A strand of hair twisted together in a braid-like fashion (noun)

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Use "twisty" in a sentence
  • "The tale of the film's making, from conception to opening, is unusually long and twisty, which is what justified features by Steve Silberman in Wired, and now, Michael Idov in New York."
  • "If they thought for a minute that the EU was calling their twisty old tongue a dying language, they'd probably nuke Strasbourg."
  • "The tale of the film's making, from conception to opening, is unusually long and twisty, which is what justified features by Michael Idov in New York."