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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.twisty - marked by repeated turns and bendstwisty - marked by repeated turns and bends; "a tortuous road up the mountain"; "winding roads are full of surprises"; "had to steer the car down a twisty track"
crooked - having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned; "crooked country roads"; "crooked teeth"
Translations
klikatývlnitý

twisty

[ˈtwɪstɪ] ADJ [road, path] → sinuoso, ondulante; [river, stream] → ondulante, con meandros

twisty

[ˈtwɪsti] adj [road, track, river] → sinueux/euse

twisty

adj (+er) roadkurvenreich, gewunden; story, filmkompliziert
References in classic literature ?
The streets are miles long and very twisty, and have paths on each side made of bright worsted.
But it was a comfortable hunting-ground then, lad, and would have been so this day, but for the money of Marmaduke Temple, and the twisty ways of the law.”
THIS hard-edged, old-school crime thriller is a resolutely grim and increasingly violent affair, and holds your attention with a hardworking cast, decent production values and a twisty story which holds its best tricks until the end.
It is a sleek, well-crafted ride to a surprisingly twisty conclusion."
Bus-wide plot holes there may be, but the story is rich and complex, with more twists and turns than a twisty turny thing.
One hour, three actors and a pack-it-in-a-van set isn't enough to do full justice to such a twisty story but it's illuminating all the same.
Local people believe the only possible solution is re-aligning Bridge Lane - a narrow twisty cut through over the river behind the Co-op - to make it suitable for HGVs.
The way our armchair thrillers have to take us through so many twisty corners to hold our attention these days, it wouldn't be a shock.
For the most part, the twisty, questioning nature of the thriller works.
She then hands them a Twisty the Clown (John Carroll Lynch) comic book, which results in Ivy admitting that Oz suffers from night terrors and probably dreamed he witnessed the murder.
Barr described both novels as having "twisty plots encompassing everything from fake psychics and the collapse of civilisation".