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twist

 (twĭst)
v. twist·ed, twist·ing, twists
v.tr.
1.
a. To wind together (two or more threads, for example) so as to produce a single strand.
b. To form in this manner: twist a length of rope from strands of hemp.
2. To wind or coil (vines or rope, for example) about something.
3. To interlock or interlace: twist flowers in one's hair.
4. To make (one's way) in a tortuous manner: twisted my way through the briar patch.
5. To cause to rotate or turn in another direction: twisted their heads around at the sound of the doorbell.
6. To impart a spiral or coiling shape to, as by turning the ends in opposite directions: twisting wire into a loop.
7.
a. To turn or open by turning: twisted off the bottle cap.
b. To pull, break, or snap by turning: twist off a dead branch.
8. To wrench or sprain: twist one's wrist.
9. To alter the normal aspect of; contort: twist one's mouth into a wry smile.
10. To alter or distort the intended meaning of: The cross-examiner twisted the words of the witness. See Synonyms at distort.
11. To alter or distort the mental, moral, or emotional character of: The trauma twisted the child's outlook.
v.intr.
1. To be or become twisted.
2. To move or progress in a winding course; meander: The river twisted toward the sea.
3. To squirm; writhe: twist with pain.
4. To rotate or turn in another direction: The owl's head twisted around toward me.
5. To dance the twist.
n.
1. Something twisted or formed by twisting, especially:
a. A length of yarn, cord, or thread, especially a strong silk thread used mainly to bind the edges of buttonholes.
b. Tobacco leaves processed into the form of a rope or roll.
c. A loaf of bread or other bakery product made from pieces of dough twisted together.
d. A sliver of citrus peel twisted over or dropped into a beverage for flavoring.
2. A spin, twirl, or rotation.
3. Sports
a. A complete rotation of the body around its vertical axis, as in diving and gymnastics.
b. A spinning motion given to a ball when thrown or struck in a specific way.
4.
a. The state of being twisted into a spiral; torsional stress or strain.
b. The degree or angle of torsional stress.
5.
a. A contortion or distortion of the body, especially the face.
b. A distortion of meaning: gave my words a misleading twist.
6. A sprain or wrench, as of an ankle.
7. A change in direction; a turn: a sharp twist in the path.
8. An unexpected change in a process or a departure from a pattern, often producing a distortion or perversion: a twist of fate; a story with a quirky twist.
9. A personal inclination or eccentricity; a penchant or flaw: an odd twist to his character.
10. A dance characterized by vigorous gyrations of the hips and arms.
Phrasal Verb:
twist off
To remove by twisting.
Idioms:
leave to twist/leave twisting in the wind
To abandon (someone) to a bad situation, often as a recipient of blame: "If our envoy was so blameless, why had she been left to twist in the wind?" (William Safire).
twist (someone's) arm Slang
To pressure or coerce: If you twist my arm, I'll stay for a second beer.

[Middle English twisten, to squeeze, be divided, from twist, a divided object, fork, rope, from Old English -twist; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.]

twist′a·bil′i·ty n.
twist′a·ble adj.
twist′ing·ly adv.
twist′y adj.

twisted

  • twist-grip - A bicycle grip that may be twisted to change the gears is a twist-grip.
  • pigtail - In the 17th century, it was tobacco twisted into a thin rope, which resembled the animal's tail.
  • torsibility - The tendency to untwist after being twisted; it is also the degree to which something can be twisted.
  • writhen - "Twisted or contorted out of shape."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.twisted - having an intended meaning altered or misrepresentedtwisted - having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented; "many of the facts seemed twisted out of any semblance to reality"; "a perverted translation of the poem"
artful, disingenuous - not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness; "an ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time"- David Cannadine; "a disingenuous excuse"

twisted

adjective
1. perverted, sick (informal), evil, corrupt, corrupted, distorted, abnormal, warped, unhealthy, degenerate, deviant, wicked, sadistic, depraved, debased, debauched, aberrant, pervy (informal) the workings of a twisted mind
2. crumpled, crushed, distorted, warped, buckled, deformed, misshapen The three survivors sat 300 yards from the twisted wreckage.
3. crooked, contorted, lopsided, wry a wry, twisted smile
Translations
مَفْتول، مَجْدول
kroucenýzkreslenýzkroucený
forvredet
keerdunud
meggörbült
aflagaîur; kræklóttur
skreslený
bükülmüşdolanmış

twisted

[ˈtwɪstɪd] ADJ
1. (= distorted) [metal, roots, cables, smile] → retorcido; [face, features] → torcido
2. (= injured) [ankle, wrist] → torcido
3. (= warped) [person, mind, logic] → retorcido

twisted

[ˈtwɪstɪd] adj
[wire, rope] → entortillé(e)
[ankle, wrist] → tordu(e), foulé(e)
(= warped) [logic, mind] → tordu(e); [person] → tordu(e)
bitter and twisted → aigri(e)

twisted

adj
wires, rope(zusammen)gedreht; (= bent)verbogen; (= tangled) strapverdreht; twisted-pair cableverdrilltes Kabel
ankleverrenkt
(fig pej: = warped) mind, logicverdreht; bitter and twistedverbittert und verwirrt
(inf: = dishonest) → unredlich
(= disfigured) limbsverwachsen
(= sneering) face, smileverzerrt

twisted

[ˈtwɪstɪd] adj (wire, rope) → attorcigliato/a; (ankle, wrist) → slogato/a (fig) (logic, mind) → contorto/a

twist

(twist) verb
1. to turn round (and round). He twisted the knob; The road twisted through the mountains.
2. to wind around or together. He twisted the piece of string (together) to make a rope.
3. to force out of the correct shape or position. The heat of the fire twisted the metal; He twisted her arm painfully.
noun
1. the act of twisting.
2. a twisted piece of something. He added a twist of lemon to her drink.
3. a turn, coil etc. There's a twist in the rope.
4. a change in direction (of a story etc). The story had a strange twist at the end.
ˈtwisted adjective
bent out of shape. a twisted branch; a twisted report.
ˈtwister noun
a dishonest or deceiving person.
References in classic literature ?
It is delicious, like the twisted little apples that grow in the or- chards of Winesburg.
As they neared them they saw that in falling the trees had lifted with their roots a large mass of earth and imbedded rocks that had clung to the twisted and gnarled fibers.
He wore a sombrero hat, with a wide leather band and a bright buckle, and the ends of his moustache were twisted up stiffly, like little horns.
Why," went on Edna, clasping her knees and looking up into Mademoiselle's twisted face, "do you suppose a woman knows why she loves?
The young soldier made a desperate but fruitless effort to spring to the side of Alice, when he saw the dark hand of a savage twisted in the rich tresses which were flowing in volumes over her shoulders, while a knife was passed around the head from which they fell, as if to denote the horrid manner in which it was about to be robbed of its beautiful ornament.
It was worth while to hear the croaking and hollow tones of the old lady, and the pleasant voice of Phoebe, mingling in one twisted thread of talk; and still better to contrast their figures,--so light and bloomy,--so decrepit and dusky,--with only the counter betwixt them, in one sense, but more than threescore years, in another.
In the absorbing contemplation of the scarlet letter, I had hitherto neglected to examine a small roll of dingy paper, around which it had been twisted.
It was most ingeniously secured at vacant hours, by a *withe twisted in the handle of the door, and stakes set against the window shutters; so that though a thief might get in with perfect ease, he would find some embarrassment in getting out, --an idea most probably borrowed by the architect, Yost Van Houten, from the mystery of an eelpot.
There was no hair on his head --none to speak of at least -- nothing but a small scalp-knot twisted up on his forehead.
There were five pink paper roses twisted in the veil, and eleven bright green rose leaves.
he slumped to the floor, twisted his silken limbs in one great straining contortion of pain, and was dead.
In the chancel was a twisted stone column, and the captain told us a legend about it, of course, for in the matter of legends he could not seem to restrain himself; but I do not repeat his tale because there was nothing plausible about it except that the Hero wrenched this column into its present screw-shape with his hands --just one single wrench.