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twist

twist

 
pronunciation:
twIst
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
twist someone's arm
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part of speech: verb
inflections: twisted, twisting, twists
definition 1: to combine by winding together in order to make a single thread.
Machines twist wires together to make cable.
synonyms:
splice, twine
similar words:
braid, knot
definition 2: to wind, coil, or weave around something else.
I twisted my hair around my finger.
synonyms:
coil, wind
similar words:
lace, loop, roll, wrap
definition 3: to make into a coil or spiral.
Flora twisted her hair into a bun.
synonyms:
coil, curl, spiral
similar words:
bend, kink, roll, swirl, twirl, warp
definition 4: to turn in a circle or part of a circle.
She twisted the door handle and entered the room.
synonyms:
rotate, turn
similar words:
pivot, revolve, spin, swivel, wind, wrench
definition 5: to change the shape of; disfigure.
Grief twisted her face.
synonyms:
distort
similar words:
bend, deform, disfigure, mutilate, warp, wrench
definition 6: to change the meaning of.
You twisted my words.
synonyms:
distort
similar words:
bend, color, slant, varnish, warp, whitewash
definition 7: to wrench or sprain.
I twisted my ankle.
synonyms:
sprain, wrench
similar words:
dislocate, jerk, wrest, yank
definition 8: to become or be twined together.
The stems twisted until we couldn't tell which plant was which.
similar words:
knot, tangle
definition 9: to wind or wrap.
The ivy twisted around the drain pipe.
synonyms:
spiral, twine, wind, wrap
similar words:
twirl
definition 10: to turn in order to face another direction.
The mountain road twisted and turned.I twisted to the left and saw you standing there.
similar words:
pivot, revolve, rotate, swivel, wheel, whirl
definition 11: to change shape or form as the result of having been twisted.
The tree branches twisted into knots.
synonyms:
warp
similar words:
bend, curl, deform
definition 12: to squirm.
His body twisted in pain.
synonyms:
squirm
similar words:
wiggle, wriggle
phrase: twist someone's arm
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something twisted, curled, or made into a spiral, such as citrus peel, hair, or yarn.
synonyms:
braid, coil, curl, spiral
similar words:
kink, knot, rope, screw, tangle, yarn
definition 2: the act or process of twisting.
She gave the lid a twist.
synonyms:
revolution, turn, wind
similar words:
curl, roll, spin, swirl, wrench
definition 3: a wrench or sprain of a muscle.
This twist will need some time to heal.
similar words:
jerk, strain, yank
definition 4: a sudden or not expected change in an otherwise predictable or even pattern.
The twist at the end of the movie surprised the audience.
similar words:
change, swerve, turn, whim
definition 5: a negative change of something.
We couldn't believe his twist of events.
similar words:
bias, slant, warp
derivations: twistable (adj.), twistedly (adv.), twistingly (adv.), twistability (n.)
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