An unforeseen development.
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
Dutch: keer, kentering, ommekeer, ommezwaai, omslag, revolutie, wending
An interpretation of a text or action.
Any clever maneuver.
Dutch: foef, foefje, handigheid, kneep, kunst-en-vliegwerk, kunstgreep, kunstje, list, maniertje, slimmigheid ... show more
The act of rotating rapidly:
— It broke off after much twisting.
Dutch: effect, schroef, spin, wervelbeweging, werveling
A sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight.
A circular segment of a curve.
Dutch: bocht, draai
A miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself.
Dutch: werveling, draaikolk
A jerky pulling movement.
A hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair.
Dutch: haarlok, haarstreng, haarvlecht, haarwrong, toet, tres, vlecht, wrong
Social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s.
The act of winding or twisting.
Dutch: draai, draaibeweging, gang, toer, winding
Turning or twisting around (in place):
— With a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room.
Dutch: draai, draaibeweging, draaiing, twist, wending, wenteling, zwenk
To move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling).
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
Cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form:
— Twist the dough into a braid.
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
Dutch: buigen, doorbuigen, krommen
Turn in the opposite direction.
Form into a spiral shape:
— The cord is all twisted.
Form into twists.
Extend in curves and turns:
— The path twisted through the forest.
Do the 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.
Dutch: loswrikken, loswroeten, wrikken
Practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive:
— Don't twist my words.
Twist suddenly so as to sprain:
— The wrestler twisted his shoulder.
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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