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Hypernyms for twist

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Definitions for twist

  • verb - twist suddenly so as to sprain; "wrench one's ankle"; "The wrestler twisted his shoulder"; "the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell"; "I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days"
  • verb - form into twists; "Twist the strips of dough"
  • noun - any clever maneuver; "he would stoop to any device to win a point"; "it was a great sales gimmick"; "a cheap promotions gimmick for greedy businessmen"
  • noun - the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"
  • noun - turning or twisting around (in place); "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"
  • noun - the act of winding or twisting; "he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"
  • noun - 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"
  • verb - practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive; "Don't twist my words"
  • verb - turn in the opposite direction; "twist one's head"
  • verb - form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted"
  • verb - 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"
  • verb - twist or pull violently or suddenly
  • verb - to move in a twisting or contorted motion
  • verb - do the twist
  • verb - extend in curves and turns; "The road winds around the lake"; "the path twisted through the forest"
  • noun - a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
  • noun - an interpretation of a text or action; "they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"
  • noun - a jerky pulling movement
  • noun - an unforeseen development; "events suddenly took an awkward turn"
  • noun - a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself
  • noun - a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"
  • noun - a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
  • noun - a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
  • Pronounciation of twist

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    Synonyms for twist

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    Holonyms for twist

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    Hyponyms for twist

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    Meronyms for twist

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    Sounds like twist

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