v. t.
1) to combine, as two or more strands or threads, by winding together; intertwine
2) to form by or as if by winding strands together
3) to entwine (one thing) with another
4) to wind or coil (something) about something else
5) to alter in shape, as by turning the ends in opposite directions
6) to turn sharply or wrench out of place; sprain:
twisted his ankle[/ex]
7) to pull, tear, or break off by turning forcibly
8) to contort:
twisting her face in a wry smile[/ex]
9) to distort the meaning or form of; pervert:
He accused us of twisting his comments[/ex]
10) to cause to become mentally or emotionally distorted; warp
11) to form into a coil or knot by winding, rolling, etc
12) to bend tortuously
13) to cause to move with a rotary motion, as a ball pitched in a curve
14) to turn (something) from one direction to another, as by rotating
15) to be or become intertwined
16) to wind or twine about something
17) to writhe or squirm
18) to take a spiral form or course
19) to turn so as to face in another direction
20) to turn, coil, or bend into a spiral shape
21) to change shape under forcible turning or twisting
22) to move with a progressive rotary motion, as a ball pitched in a curve
23) a deviation in direction; curve; bend; turn
24) a rotary motion or spin
25) anything formed by or as if by twisting
26) the act or process of twining strands together
27) a twisting awry or askew
28) distortion or perversion, as of meaning or form
29) an eccentric turn or bent of mind
30) spiral arrangement or form
31) spiral movement or course
32) an irregular bend; crook; kink
33) a sudden, unanticipated change of course, as of events
34) a novel treatment, method, etc
35) the changing of the shape of anything by or as if by turning the ends in opposite directions
36) the stress causing this alteration; torque
37) a twisting or torsional action, force, or stress; torsion
38) spo a full rotation of the body performed during a dive or vault
39) tex a strong, twisted silk thread used for working buttonholes and for other purposes
40) tex the direction of twisting in weaving yarn
41) coo a loaf or roll of dough twisted and baked
42) vin a strip of citrus peel used to flavor a drink
43) mad a dance characterized by strongly rhythmic turns and twists of body
Etymology: 1300–50; ME: to divide, der. of twist divided object, rope (cf. OE -twist in candel-twist pair of snuffers); akin to twi- twist′a•ble, adj. twist`a•bil′i•ty, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

Игры ⚽ Нужно решить контрольную?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • twist — twist …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Twist — may refer to:* Twist (comic), a comic by John Cook * Twist (physics), a force (causing twisting) * Twist (poker), a special round in some variants of stud poker * Twist ending, an unexpected conclusion or climax to a work of fiction * Transaction …   Wikipedia

  • TWIST — TWIS Danse de société apparue aux États Unis, en 1961, et très vite répandue dans le monde entier. Le terme signifie «se tordre». Le twist est caractérisé surtout par un déhanchement prononcé et très rythmé; tout le corps est appelé à onduler… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Twist — Twist, n. 1. The act of twisting; a contortion; a flexure; a convolution; a bending. [1913 Webster] Not the least turn or twist in the fibers of any one animal which does not render them more proper for that particular animal s way of life than… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Twist — (englisch für: „Drehung“) bezeichnet: den Twist (Tanz), einen Modetanz, der Anfang der 1960er Jahre aktuell war Twist (Protein), ein Protein, das für die Ausbreitung von Krebsgeschwüren verantwortlich sein soll den Twist (Literatur), eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Twist — Twist, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Twisted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Twisting}.] [OE. twisten, AS. twist a rope, as made of two (twisted) strands, fr. twi two; akin to D. twist a quarrel, dissension, G. zwist, Dan. & Sw. tvist, Icel. twistr the deuce in cards …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Twist TV — logo Launched September 7, 2001 Owned by Shaw Media Picture format 480i (SDTV) Slogan Life throws curves …   Wikipedia

  • twist — [twist] vt. [ME twisten < OE twist, a rope (in mæst twist, rope to stay a mast), akin to TWAIN, TWINE, ON tvistra, to separate, Ger zwist, a quarrel < IE * duis , apart < base * dwōu , TWO] 1. a) to wind (two or more threads or strands)… …   English World dictionary

  • twist — TWIST, twisturi, s.n. Dans modern (de origine americană) caracterizat prin mişcări de sucire ritmică a corpului; melodie după care se execută acest dans. [pr.: tŭist] – Din engl., fr. twist. Trimis de hai, 12.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  TWIST [pr.:… …   Dicționar Român

  • twist — ► VERB 1) form into a bent, curled, or distorted shape. 2) force out of the natural position by a twisting action: he twisted his ankle. 3) turn or bend round or into a different direction. 4) take or have a winding course. 5) distort or… …   English terms dictionary

  • Twist — se puede referir a: Twist, un tipo de baile. Twist, un regulador genético. Oliver Twist, novela de Charles Dickens. Twist , cancion de korn del album Life is Peachy. Esta página de desambiguación cataloga artículos relacionados con el …   Wikipedia Español

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”