Associations to the word «Twist»


TWIST, noun. A twisting force.
TWIST, noun. Anything twisted, or the act of twisting.
TWIST, noun. The form given in twisting.
TWIST, noun. The degree of stress or strain when twisted.
TWIST, noun. A type of thread made from two filaments twisted together.
TWIST, noun. A sliver of lemon peel added to a cocktail, etc.
TWIST, noun. A sudden bend (or short series of bends) in a road, path, etc.
TWIST, noun. A distortion to the meaning of a word or passage.
TWIST, noun. An unexpected turn in a story, tale, etc.
TWIST, noun. A type of dance characterised by rotating one’s hips. See Wikipedia:Twist (dance)
TWIST, noun. A rotation of the body when diving.
TWIST, noun. A sprain, especially to the ankle.
TWIST, noun. (obsolete) A twig.
TWIST, noun. (slang) A girl, a woman.
TWIST, noun. (obsolete) A roll of twisted dough, baked.
TWIST, noun. A material for gun barrels, consisting of iron and steel twisted and welded together.
TWIST, noun. The spiral course of the rifling of a gun barrel or a cannon.
TWIST, noun. (obsolete) (slang) A beverage made of brandy and gin.
TWIST, noun. A strong individual tendency or bent; inclination.
TWIST, verb. To turn the ends of something, usually thread, rope etc., in opposite directions, often using force.
TWIST, verb. To join together by twining one part around another.
TWIST, verb. To contort; to writhe; to complicate; to crook spirally; to convolve.
TWIST, verb. To wreathe; to wind; to encircle; to unite by intertexture of parts.
TWIST, verb. (reflexive) To wind into; to insinuate.
TWIST, verb. To turn a knob etc.
TWIST, verb. To distort or change the truth or meaning of words when repeating.
TWIST, verb. To form a twist (in any of the above noun meanings).
TWIST, verb. To injure (a body part) by bending it in the wrong direction.
TWIST, verb. (intransitive) (of a path) To wind; to follow a bendy or wavy course; to have many bends.
TWIST, verb. (transitive) To cause to rotate.
TWIST, verb. (intransitive) To dance the twist (a type of dance characterised by twisting one's hips).
TWIST, verb. (transitive) To coax.
TWIST, verb. (card games) In the game of blackjack (pontoon or twenty-one), to be dealt another card.
TWIST DRILL, noun. A rotating cutting tool, used for cutting holes in rigid materials, that consists of an essentially conical point, relieved and fluted to form cutting lips, and spiral flutes which direct the chips away from the lips and toward ejection from the hole.
TWIST DRILLS, noun. Plural of twist drill
TWIST IN THE WIND, verb. (idiomatic) To be unassisted and without comfort in a situation likely to result in distress or failure.
TWIST IN THE WIND, verb. (idiomatic) To wait for an uncomfortably long period of time.
TWIST OF FATE, noun. (idiomatic) An unfortunate turn of events.
TWIST SOMEONE'S ARM, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see To apply torsion along the length of the arm of (a person).
TWIST SOMEONE'S ARM, verb. (idiomatic) (by extension) To coerce, force, or cajole.
TWIST SOMEONE'S BALLS, verb. (idiomatic) (vulgar) to annoy
TWIST THE KNIFE, verb. (idiomatic) To deliberately do or say something to worsen a difficult situation or increase a person's distress, irritation, or anger.
TWIST TIE, noun. A metal wire that is encased in a thin strip of paper or plastic and is used to tie the openings of bags, such as garbage bags or bread bags.

Dictionary definition

TWIST, noun. An unforeseen development; "events suddenly took an awkward turn".
TWIST, noun. An interpretation of a text or action; "they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct".
TWIST, noun. Any clever maneuver; "he would stoop to any device to win a point"; "it was a great sales gimmick"; "a cheap promotions gimmick for greedy businessmen".
TWIST, noun. The act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting".
TWIST, noun. A sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull".
TWIST, noun. A sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight.
TWIST, noun. A circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path".
TWIST, noun. A miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself.
TWIST, noun. A jerky pulling movement.
TWIST, noun. A hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair.
TWIST, noun. Social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s; "they liked to dance the twist".
TWIST, noun. The act of winding or twisting; "he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind".
TWIST, noun. Turning or twisting around (in place); "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room".
TWIST, verb. To move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling); "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace".
TWIST, verb. Cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar".
TWIST, verb. Turn in the opposite direction; "twist one's head".
TWIST, verb. Form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted".
TWIST, verb. Form into twists; "Twist the strips of dough".
TWIST, verb. Extend in curves and turns; "The road winds around the lake"; "the path twisted through the forest".
TWIST, verb. Do the twist.
TWIST, verb. Twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates; "wrench a window off its hinges"; "wrench oneself free from somebody's grip"; "a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest".
TWIST, verb. Practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive; "Don't twist my words".
TWIST, verb. Twist suddenly so as to sprain; "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".

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