HyperDic: twist

English > 23 senses of the word twist:
VERBmotiontwist, writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirmto move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling / struggling / struggling)
contacttwist, flex, bend, deform, turncause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked / crooked or angular form
contacttwistturn in the opposite direction
contacttwist, twine, distortform into a spiral shape
changetwistform into twists
stativetwist, wind, curveextend in curves and turns
motiontwistdo the twist
contacttwist, wrenchtwist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates
communicationtwist, twist around, pervert, convolute, sophisticatepractice sophistry
bodytwist, sprain, wrench, turn, wrick, ricktwist suddenly so as to sprain
NOUNeventtwist, turn, turn of eventsan unforeseen development
communicationtwist, constructionan interpretation of a text or action
acttwist, device, gimmickany clever maneuver
acttwist, spin, twirl, twisting, whirlthe act of rotating rapidly
statetwist, wrench, pulla sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
shapetwist, kink, twirla sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
shapetwist, bend, crook, turna circular segment of a curve
eventtwist, eddya miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself
eventtwist, wrencha jerky pulling movement
bodytwist, braid, plait, tressa hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
acttwistsocial dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music
acttwist, wind, windingthe act of winding or twisting
acttwist, turnturning or twisting around (in place)
twist > pronunciation
Soundstwih'st
Rhymesabortionist ... Zionist: 245 rhymes with ihst...
English > twist: 23 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningAn unforeseen development.
Synonymsturn, turn of events
BroaderdevelopmentA recent event that has some relevance for the present situation
Spanishgiro
Catalanrevolt, tomb
English > twist: 23 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningAn interpretation of a text or action.
Synonymconstruction
BroaderinterpretationAn explanation that results from interpreting something
Verbstwistpractice sophistry
English > twist: 23 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningAny clever maneuver.
Synonymsdevice, gimmick
NarrowermnemonicA device (such as a rhyme or acronym) used to aid recall
trick, fast oneA cunning or deceitful action or device
Broadermaneuver, manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvreA move made to gain a tactical end
Spanishardid, artilugio, artimaña, estratagema, truco
Catalantruc
English > twist: 23 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of rotating rapidly.
Example "it broke off after much twisting"
Synonymsspin, twirl, twisting, whirl
Narrowerbirling, logrollingrotating a log rapidly in the water (as a competitive sport)
pirouette(ballet) a rapid spin of the body (especially on the toes as in ballet)
Broaderrotation, rotary motionThe act of rotating as if on an axis
Spanishgiro
Catalangir
Verbstwistturn in the opposite direction
twisttwist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates
English > twist: 23 senses > noun 5, state
MeaningA sharp strain on muscles or ligaments.
Synonymswrench, pull
NarrowersprainA painful injury to a joint caused by a sudden wrenching of its ligaments
Broaderinjury, hurt, harm, traumaAny physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
Spanishtorcedura
Catalanestrebada, torçada, torcement
Verbstwisttwist suddenly so as to sprain
English > twist: 23 senses > noun 6, shape
MeaningA sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight.
Synonymskink, twirl
Broaderfold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bendAn angular or rounded shape made by folding
Spanishenroscadura
Verbstwistform into a spiral shape
English > twist: 23 senses > noun 7, shape
MeaningA circular segment of a curve.
Synonymsbend, crook, turn
NarrowerbightA bend / bend or curve (especially in a coastline)
Broadercurve, curved shapeThe trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
Spanishcurva, curvatura, giro, recodo, vuelta
Catalanrevolt
English > twist: 23 senses > noun 8, event
MeaningA miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself.
Synonymeddy
Broadercurrent, streamA steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes)
Spanishcontracorriente, remolino, revesa
English > twist: 23 senses > noun 9, event
MeaningA jerky pulling movement.
Synonymwrench
Broadermovement, motionA natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
Spanishtorcimiento, torsión
Verbstwisttwist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates
twistto move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling / struggling / struggling)
English > twist: 23 senses > noun 10, body
MeaningA hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair.
Synonymsbraid, plait, tress
NarrowerpigtailA plait of braided hair
queueA braid of hair at the back of the head
Broaderhairdo, hairstyle, hair style, coiffure, coifThe arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
Spanishtrenzada, trenza
Catalantrena
Verbstwistform into twists
English > twist: 23 senses > noun 11, act
Meaningsocial dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s.
Example"they liked to dance the twist"
Broadersocial dancingdancing as part of a social occasion
Verbstwistdo the twist
English > twist: 23 senses > noun 12, act
MeaningThe act of winding or twisting.
Synonymswind, winding
Broaderrotation, rotary motionThe act of rotating as if on an axis
Spanishvuelta
Catalanbobinatge, volta
English > twist: 23 senses > noun 13, act
Meaningturning or twisting around (in place).
Example"with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"
Synonymturn
NarrowertwiddleA series of small (usually idle) twists or turns
Broaderrotation, rotary motionThe act of rotating as if on an axis
Spanishgiro, vuelta
Catalangir, tomb, volta
English > twist: 23 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningTo move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling / struggling / struggling).
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymswrithe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm
Narrowerwrenchmake a sudden twisting motion
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Spanishretorcerse, retorcer, serpentear, torcer, trenzar, zigzaguear
Catalancargolar-se, retorçar, retòrcer, serpejar, serpentejar, torçar, tòrcer, trenar
Nounstwista jerky pulling movement
twistera localized and violently destructive windstorm occurring over land characterized by a funnel-shaped cloud extending toward the ground
English > twist: 23 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningCause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked / crooked or angular form.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "twist the dough into a braid"
Synonymsflex, bend, deform, turn
Entailed bycurl, curve, kinkform a curl, curve, or kink
Narrowerconvolve, convolutecurl, wind, or twist together
crankbend into the shape of a crank
gnarlTwist into a state of deformity
incurvateCause to curve / curve inward
indent, dentmake a depression into
Broaderchange shape, change form, deformassume a different shape or form
OppositeunbendFree from flexure
Spanishcurvar, doblar, girar, rotar, torcer
Catalancorbar, doblar, doblegar, encorbar, enroscar, girar, rotar, tòrçar, torçar, tòrcer, trenar
English > twist: 23 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningTurn in the opposite direction.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"twist one's head"
NarrowercrickTwist (a body part) into a strained / strained position
curl, waveTwist or roll into coils or ringlets
quirkTwist or curve abruptly
Broaderturnchange orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
Spanishretorcer, torcer
Catalanretorçar, retòrcer, tòrcer
Nounstwistthe act of rotating rapidly
English > twist: 23 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningform into a spiral shape.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"The cord is all twisted"
Synonymstwine, distort
Narrowercontort, deform, distort, wringTwist and press out of shape
entangle, tangle, mat, snarlTwist together or entwine into a confusing mass
intertwine, twine, entwine, enlace, interlace, lacespin,wind, or twist together
spinWork natural fibers into a thread
weave, interweaveInterlace by or as if by weaving
wring, wrenchTwist and compress, as if in pain or anguish
Broaderchange shape, change form, deformassume a different shape or form
OppositeuntwistCause to become untwisted
Catalancargolar, enroscar
Nounstwista sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
English > twist: 23 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningform into twists.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey twist the wire around the stick
Example"Twist the strips of dough"
Broadershape, formGive shape or form to
Spanishenroscar, trenzar
Catalancargolar, enroscar, trenar
Nounstwista hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
English > twist: 23 senses > verb 6, stative
MeaningExtend in curves and turns.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example "the path twisted through the forest"
Synonymswind, curve
Narrowercircumvolutewind or turn in volutions, especially in an inward spiral, as of snail
snakeform a snake-like pattern
spiralform a spiral / spiral
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishserpentear, zigzaguear
Catalanserpejar, serpentejar
English > twist: 23 senses > verb 7, motion
MeaningDo the twist.
PatternSomebody ----s
ModelSam and Sue twist
Broaderdance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toeMove in a pattern
Nounstwistsocial dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music
English > twist: 23 senses > verb 8, contact
MeaningTwist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymwrench
Broaderpullapply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion
Nounstwistthe act of rotating rapidly
twista jerky pulling movement
English > twist: 23 senses > verb 9, communication
MeaningPractice sophistry; change the meaning / meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive / deceive.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Don't twist my words"
Synonymstwist around, pervert, convolute, sophisticate
Broaderdenote, referHave as a meaning / meaning
Spanishtergiversar
Nounstwistan interpretation of a text or action
twistingthe act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
English > twist: 23 senses > verb 10, body
MeaningTwist suddenly so as to sprain.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelDid he twist his foot?
Example "The wrestler twisted his shoulder"
Synonymssprain, wrench, turn, wrick, rick
Broaderinjure, woundCause injuries or bodily harm to
Spanishdescoyuntarse, dislocarse, girar, rotar, torcerse
Catalandesconjuntar-se, dislocar-se, girar, rotar, torçar-se, torçar, tòrcer
Nounstwista sharp strain on muscles or ligaments

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