Definition of Twist


  • turning or twisting around (in place)
    "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"
  • the act of winding or twisting
    "he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"
  • 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"
  • a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
  • a jerky pulling movement
  • a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself
  • a circular segment of a curve
    "a bend in the road"
    "a crook in the path"
  • a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
  • a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
    "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"
    "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
  • the act of rotating rapidly
    "he gave the crank a spin"
    "it broke off after much twisting"
  • 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"
  • an interpretation of a text or action
    "they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"
  • an unforeseen development
    "events suddenly took an awkward turn"
    - turn of events


  • 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"
  • practice sophistry
    change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
    "Don't twist my words"
    - twist around
  • 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"
  • do the twist
  • extend in curves and turns
    "The road winds around the lake"
    "the path twisted through the forest"
  • form into twists
    "Twist the strips of dough"
  • form into a spiral shape
    "The cord is all twisted"
  • turn in the opposite direction
    "twist one's head"
  • 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"
  • 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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble twist

17 unscramble word found using the letters twist.

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