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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.
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