turn, turn of events, twist(noun)
an unforeseen development
"events suddenly took an awkward turn"
routine, turn of events, spell, kink, construction, device, play, number, spin, bend, tour, twisting, turning, wrench, round, wind, eddy, whirl, twirl, pull, good turn, braid, tress, act, bout, gimmick, crook, go, turn, bit, winding, plait
an interpretation of a text or action
"they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"
turn, turn of events, tress, construction, device, building, structure, bend, mental synthesis, twisting, winding, wrench, wind, expression, eddy, whirl, twirl, pull, grammatical construction, braid, gimmick, crook, spin, plait, kink
device, gimmick, twist(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"
spin, construction, widget, doodad, doohickey, gismo, thingummy, thingmajig, whatsis, whirl, kink, eddy, thingamabob, bend, thingumajig, whatchamacallit, wrench, crook, turn of events, tress, pull, winding, plait, doojigger, gimmick, braid, thingamajig, twirl, thingumabob, device, catch, thingmabob, turn, twisting, wind, gubbins, whatchamacallum, gizmo
spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl(noun)
the act of rotating rapidly
"he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"
spin, bend, whirl, swirl, wind, straining, convolution, tailspin, kink, braid, offer, wrench, crook, turn of events, tress, pull, winding, plait, vortex, go, crack, pass, construction, device, commotion, twirl, fling, torture, distortion, gimmick, turn, twisting, overrefinement, eddy
wrench, twist, pull(noun)
a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
"the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
turn, turn of events, spanner, drag, construction, device, gimmick, spin, bend, clout, twisting, winding, wrench, wind, eddy, whirl, pulling, twirl, pull, braid, puff, tress, kink, crook, plait
kink, twist, twirl(noun)
a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
bend, crook, twist, turn(noun)
a circular segment of a curve
"a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"
spin, felon, bend, routine, tour, outlaw, wind, bend dexter, turning, crease, round, malefactor, whirl, bending, kink, braid, bit, flexure, crimp, turn of events, act, wrench, crook, criminal, tress, pull, winding, plait, play, go, shepherd's crook, curve, number, construction, spell, good turn, fold, twirl, device, bout, plication, gimmick, turn, twisting, eddy
a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself
a jerky pulling movement
braid, plait, tress, twist(noun)
a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
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"
wind, winding, twist(noun)
the act of winding or twisting
"he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"
spin, hint, turn, flatus, farting, wind, nothingness, idle words, confidential information, lead, whirl, kink, breaking wind, bend, braid, wind instrument, wrench, crook, turn of events, tress, pull, winding, plait, steer, fart, malarky, construction, malarkey, jazz, current of air, air current, device, gimmick, twisting, twirl, tip, eddy
turning or twisting around (in place)
"with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"
turn, turning, turn of events, tress, construction, device, play, gimmick, spin, bend, tour, bit, twisting, winding, wrench, wind, routine, eddy, whirl, go, twirl, pull, good turn, braid, act, bout, kink, crook, number, plait, spell, round
writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twist(verb)
to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
"The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace"
flex, bend, deform, twist, turn(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"
bend, wriggle, wrick, wind, deform, change state, change form, crouch, contort, release, rick, work, call on, worm, bow, change by reversal, flex, convolute, deflect, move around, wrench, become, grow, turn, sour, reverse, sophisticate, change shape, sprain, curve, twist around, twine, distort, ferment, wrestle, turn over, wring, plow, writhe, strain, squirm, turn away, pervert, stoop, plough
turn in the opposite direction
"twist one's head"
twist, twine, distort(verb)
form into a spiral shape
"The cord is all twisted"
warp, bend, wriggle, intertwine, wrick, wind, deform, wrestle, colour, interlace, rick, color, worm, roll, flex, convolute, writhe, wrench, wrap, turn, entwine, sophisticate, contort, sprain, curve, lace, falsify, twist around, twine, distort, tinge, garble, wring, strain, squirm, pervert, enlace
form into twists
"Twist the strips of dough"
wind, twist, curve(verb)
extend in curves and turns
"The road winds around the lake"; "the path twisted through the forest"
bend, wriggle, wrick, wind, deform, nose, meander, hoist, thread, arch, veer, rick, kink, worm, roll, lift, flex, convolute, writhe, scent, wrench, wind up, wrap, turn, sheer, wander, sophisticate, trend, sprain, curve, swerve, slew, twist around, twine, distort, wrestle, wreathe, arc, squirm, slue, crook, weave, pervert, curl, cut
do the twist
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"; "a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest"
twist, twist around, pervert, convolute, sophisticate(verb)
practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
"Don't twist my words"
bend, wriggle, doctor up, wrick, doctor, wind, deform, abuse, demoralise, rick, misdirect, debase, worm, demoralize, flex, convolute, writhe, profane, wrench, turn, sophisticate, convolve, subvert, vitiate, sprain, curve, deprave, twist around, corrupt, twine, distort, wrestle, squirm, pervert, debauch, misuse
twist, sprain, wrench, turn, wrick, rick(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"
bend, wriggle, wrick, wind, deform, change state, release, rick, wring, call on, worm, flex, convolute, writhe, move around, wrench, become, grow, turn, sour, sophisticate, work, sprain, curve, twist around, change by reversal, twine, distort, wrestle, turn over, reverse, plow, ferment, squirm, pervert, plough
English Synonyms and Antonyms
In some cases a thing is spoken of as bent where the parts make an angle; but oftener to bend is understood to be to draw to or through a curve; as, to bend a bow. To submit or yield is to bend the mind humbly to another's wishes. To incline or influence is to bend another's wishes toward our own; to persuade is to draw them quite over. To warp is to bend silently through the whole fiber, as a board in the sun. To crook is to bend irregularly, as a crooked stick. Deflect, deviate, and diverge are said of any turning away; deviate commonly of a slight and gradual movement, diverge of a more sharp and decided one. To bias is to cut across the texture, or incline to one side; in figurative use always with an unfavorable import. Mold is a stronger work than bend; we may bend by a superior force that which still resists the constraint; as, a bent bow; we mold something plastic entirely to some desired form.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
straighten, untwist, rectify, verify, represent, reflect, render, preserve, express, substantiate, unwreath, unwind, detach, disengage, separate, disunite, disentangle, disincorporation, unravel
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Translations for twist
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- لوى, برمArabic
- twist, kroutit, překroutitCzech
- Wendung, Twist, verziehen, verdrehen, Zwirn, Biegung, drehen, wickelnGerman
- käänne, twist, vääntää, kiertää, vääntyminen, nyrjähdys, vääntö, kierto, kierre, äkkimutka, mutka, ymmärtää, mutkittelu, väärinymmärrys, vääristely, kääntää, punoa, kierretty, siivu, vääristelläFinnish
- twist, torsion, tordre, entortillerFrench
- freang, sníomhIrish
- snìomh, carScottish Gaelic
- contorsione, distorsione, filo, giravolta, travisamento, forzatura, torsione, filamento, torcere, scorza, piegaItalian
- învârti, întortochea, răsuci, stoarceRomanian
- скручивать, крутить, искажать, исказить, твист, скрутить, изогнуть, изгибать, вертеть, повернутьRussian
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