Definitions of twist

  1. To be contorted or united by winding round each other.
  2. To unite or form by winding two or more strands together; contort; distort; to wreathe; to twine or wind, as hair into a knot; to wrench or turn from a direct line.
  3. To wind ( strands, etc.) round each other; intertwine.
  4. To give a spiral form or motion to.
  5. To distort; pervert; writhe.
  6. To twine: to unite or form by winding together: to form from several threads: to encircle with something: to wreathe: to wind spirally: to turn from the true form or meaning: to insinuate.
  7. To be twisted.
  8. To be united by winding.
  9. To form by winding together; to wreathe; wind; writhe; contort.
  10. form into a spiral shape; " The cord is all twisted"
  11. do the twist
  12. To unite by winding one thread, strand or other flexible substance round another; to form into a thread from many fine filaments; to contort; to writhe; to wreathe; to encircle; to unite by intertexture of parts; to enter by winding; to pervert; to turn from a straight line.
  13. To unite by winding one thread or other flexible substance round another; to form by winding separate things round each other; to encircle; to turn from a straight line; to be united by winding round each other.
  14. a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
  15. a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
  16. turning or twisting around ( in place); " with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"
  17. an unforeseen development; " events suddenly took an awkward turn"
  18. a jerky pulling movement
  19. 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"
  20. form into twists; " Twist the bacon around the sausage"
  21. turn in the opposite direction; " twist a wire"
  22. 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"
  23. 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".
  24. Act of imparting a turning or twisting motion, as to a pitched ball; also, the motion thus imparted; as, the twist of a billiard ball.
  25. To contort; to writhe; to complicate; to crook spirally; to convolve.
  26. Hence, to turn from the true form or meaning; to pervert; as, to twist a passage cited from an author.
  27. To distort, as a solid body, by turning one part relatively to another about an axis passing through both; to subject to torsion; as, to twist a shaft.
  28. To wreathe; to wind; to encircle; to unite by intertexture of parts.
  29. To wind into; to insinuate; -- used reflexively; as, avarice twists itself into all human concerns.
  30. To unite by winding one thread, strand, or other flexible substance, round another; to form by convolution, or winding separate things round each other; as, to twist yarn or thread.
  31. Hence, to form as if by winding one part around another; to wreathe; to make up.
  32. To form into a thread from many fine filaments; as, to twist wool or cotton.
  33. To be contorted; to writhe; to be distorted by torsion; to be united by winding round each other; to be or become twisted; as, some strands will twist more easily than others.
  34. To follow a helical or spiral course; to be in the form of a helix.
  35. The act of twisting; a contortion; a flexure; a convolution; a bending.
  36. The form given in twisting.
  37. That which is formed by twisting, convoluting, or uniting parts.
  38. A cord, thread, or anything flexible, formed by winding strands or separate things round each other.
  39. A kind of closely twisted, strong sewing silk, used by tailors, saddlers, and the like.
  40. A kind of cotton yarn, of several varieties.
  41. A roll of twisted dough, baked.
  42. A little twisted roll of tobacco.
  43. One of the threads of a warp, -- usually more tightly twisted than the filling.
  44. A material for gun barrels, consisting of iron and steel twisted and welded together; as, Damascus twist.
  45. The spiral course of the rifling of a gun barrel or a cannon.
  46. A beverage made of brandy and gin.
  47. A strong individual tendency, or bent; a marked inclination; a bias; - often implying a peculiar or unusual tendency; as, a twist toward fanaticism.
  48. The act or manner of winding strands together, as certain kinds of thread; a wrench or turn, as of a muscle.
  49. Twister.
  50. That which is twisted: a cord: a single thread: manner of twisting: a contortion: a small roll of tobacco.
  51. Anything twisted; cord; contortion.
  52. Anything made by twisting.
  53. The act or result of twisting.
  54. A cord, thread, or anything flexible, formed by winding strands or separate things round each other; a cord; a string; a contortion; a little roll of tobacco; manner of twisting.
  55. A cord, thread, or suchlike, formed by winding separate parts round each other; a contortion; silk in hanks, balls, or reels for sewing; a little roll of tobacco; an obliquity or peculiarity in intellect or disposition.
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