Definitions of twist:
- noun: turning or twisting around (in place)
Example: "With a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"
- noun: social 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"
- noun: a jerky pulling movement
- noun: an interpretation of a text or action
- noun: a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself
- noun: a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
- noun: a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
- noun: any clever (deceptive) maneuver
- noun: the act of rotating rapidly
Example: "It broke off after much twisting"
- noun: the act of winding or twisting
- noun: an unforeseen development
- noun: a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
- verb: practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
- verb: twist suddenly so as to sprain
Example: "The wrestler twisted his shoulder"
- verb: turn in the opposite direction
Example: "Twist a wire"
- verb: form into a spiral shape
Example: "The cord is all twisted"
- verb: form into twists
Example: "Twist the bacon around the sausage"
- verb: do the twist
- verb: twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates
- verb: cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
Example: "Twist the dough into a braid"
- verb: to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
- name: A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #24133)
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