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twist

noun

1 twist

An unforeseen development.

synonyms: turn, turn of events.

Roget 865: desire, wish, fancy, fantasy; want, need, exigency.    mind, inclination, leaning, bent, animus, partiality, ... show more

Roget 840: amusement, entertainment, recreation, fun, game, fun and games; diversion, divertissement; reaction, solace; pastime, passetemps [Fr.], sport; ... show more

Roget 503: disordered reason, disordered intellect; diseased mind, unsound mind, abnormal mind; derangement, unsoundness; psychosis; neurosis; cognitive disorder; affective disorder.    insanity, lunacy; madness ... show more

Roget 481: misjudgment, obliquity of judgment; miscalculation, miscomputation, misconception etc. (error) 495; hasty conclusion.    [causes of misjudgment. 1] prejudgment, prejudication, prejudice; foregone conclusion; ... show more

Roget 243: distortion, detortion, contortion; twist, crookedness etc. (obliquity) 217; grimace; deformity; malformation, malconformation; harelip; monstrosity, ... show more

Roget 205: filament, line; fiber, fibril; funicle, vein; hair, capillament, cilium, cilia, pilus, pili; tendril, gossamer; ... show more

Roget 651: imperfection; imperfectness etc. adj.; deficiency; inadequacy etc. (insufficiency) 640; peccancy etc. (badness) 649; immaturity ... show more

Dutch: keer, kentering, ommekeer, ommezwaai, omslag, revolutie, wending



2 twist

An interpretation of a text or action.

synonym: construction.

Dutch: constructie

3 twist

Any clever maneuver.

synonyms: device, gimmick.

Dutch: foef, foefje, handigheid, kneep, kunst-en-vliegwerk, kunstgreep, kunstje, list, maniertje, slimmigheid ... show more

4 twist

The act of rotating rapidly:
— It broke off after much twisting.

synonyms: spin, twirl, twisting, whirl.

Dutch: effect, schroef, spin, wervelbeweging, werveling
Polish: młyniec

5 twist

A sharp strain on muscles or ligaments.

synonyms: pull, wrench.

6 twist

A sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight.

synonyms: kink, twirl.

Roget 248: winding etc. v.; convolution, involution, circumvolution; wave, undulation, tortuosity, anfractuosity; sinuosity, sinuation; meandering, ... show more

7 twist

A circular segment of a curve.

synonyms: bend, crook, turn.

Roget 217: obliquity, inclination, slope, slant, crookedness etc. adj.; slopeness; leaning etc. v.; bevel, tilt; bias, ... show more

Dutch: bocht, draai
Polish: wygięcie

8 twist

A miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself.

synonym: eddy.

Dutch: werveling, draaikolk
Polish: cofka

9 twist

A jerky pulling movement.

synonym: wrench.

10 twist

A hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair.

synonyms: braid, plait, tress.

Dutch: haarlok, haarstreng, haarvlecht, haarwrong, toet, tres, vlecht, wrong
Polish: warkocz

11 twist

Social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s.

Polish: twist

12 twist

The act of winding or twisting.

synonyms: wind, winding.

Dutch: draai, draaibeweging, gang, toer, winding

13 twist

Turning or twisting around (in place):
— With a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room.

synonym: turn.

Dutch: draai, draaibeweging, draaiing, twist, wending, wenteling, zwenk
Polish: obrót

verb

1 twist

To move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling).

synonyms: squirm, worm, wrestle, wriggle, writhe.

Roget 481: misjudge, misestimate, misthink, misconjecture, misconceive etc. (error) 495; fly in the face of facts; miscalculate, misreckon, miscompute.    overestimate etc. ... show more

Roget 243: distort, contort, twist, warp, wrest, writhe, make faces, deform, misshape.   

Roget 43: join, unite; conjoin, connect; associate; put together, lay together, clap together, hang together, lump together, hold together, piece together [Fr.], tack together, fix together, ... show more

Dutch: draaien, kronkelen, ontwijken, spartelen, vervormen, wiebelen, wriemelen, wringen

2 twist

Cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form:
— Twist the dough into a braid.

synonyms: bend, deform, flex, turn.

Roget 311: turn, bend, wheel; go about, put about; heel; go round to the right about, turn round to the right about; turn on one's heel; make a circle, make a complete circle, describe a circle, describe a complete circle; go through 180 degrees, ... show more

Roget 279: alter one's course, deviate, depart from, turn, trend; bend, curve etc. 245; swerve, heel, bear off; gybe, wear.    ... show more

Dutch: buigen, doorbuigen, krommen

3 twist

Turn in the opposite direction.

Dutch: twisten

4 twist

Form into a spiral shape:
— The cord is all twisted.

synonyms: distort, twine.

Roget 219: cross, decussate; intersect, interlace, intertwine, intertwist, interweave, interdigitate, interlink.    twine, entwine, weave, inweave, twist, ... show more

Roget 248: be convoluted etc. adj.; wind, twine, turn and twist, twirl; wave, undulate, meander; inosculate; entwine, intwine; twist, ... show more

Dutch: verdraaien

5 twist

Form into twists.

6 twist

Extend in curves and turns:
— The path twisted through the forest.

synonyms: curve, wind.

Dutch: kronkelen

7 twist

Do the twist.

8 twist

Twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates.

synonym: wrench.

Dutch: loswrikken, loswroeten, wrikken

9 twist

Practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive:
— Don't twist my words.

synonyms: convolute, pervert, sophisticate, twist around.

Dutch: verdraaien

10 twist

Twist suddenly so as to sprain:
— The wrestler twisted his shoulder.

synonyms: rick, sprain, turn, wrench, wrick.

Dutch: omslaan, verrekken, verstuiken, verzwikken, zwikken


Moby thesaurus: a thing for, aberrancy, aberration, action, adulterate, affinity, afflict, agonize, ail, alloy, alter, alteration, anagnorisis, analysis, anamorphism, anamorphosis, angle, angle off, animus, approach ... show more.

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