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Synonyms for twist
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. twist

    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.

    Synonyms:
    bend, bias, bow, crook, curve, deflect, deviate, diverge, incline, influence, mold, persuade, stoop, submit, turn, twine, warp, yield

Princeton's WordNet

  1. turn, turn of events, twistnoun

    an unforeseen development

    "events suddenly took an awkward turn"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    untwist

  2. construction, twistnoun

    an interpretation of a text or action

    "they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    untwist

  3. device, gimmick, twistnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    untwist

  4. spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirlnoun

    the act of rotating rapidly

    "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    untwist

  5. wrench, twist, pullnoun

    a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments

    "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    untwist

  6. kink, twist, twirlnoun

    a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight

    Synonyms:
    turn, turn of events, tress, construction, device, gimmick, spin, bend, wrick, twisting, winding, wrench, wind, eddy, whirl, rick, twirl, pull, braid, crick, kink, crook, plait

    Antonyms:
    untwist

  7. bend, crook, twist, turnnoun

    a circular segment of a curve

    "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    untwist

  8. eddy, twistnoun

    a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself

    Synonyms:
    turn, turn of events, tress, construction, device, gimmick, spin, bend, twisting, winding, wrench, wind, eddy, whirl, twirl, pull, braid, kink, crook, plait

    Antonyms:
    untwist

  9. twist, wrenchnoun

    a jerky pulling movement

    Synonyms:
    turn, turn of events, tress, construction, device, gimmick, spin, bend, twisting, winding, wrench, wind, eddy, whirl, twirl, pull, braid, kink, crook, plait, spanner

    Antonyms:
    untwist

  10. braid, plait, tress, twistnoun

    a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

    Synonyms:
    turn, turn of events, tress, construction, device, gimmick, spin, bend, gold braid, twisting, pleat, wrench, wind, eddy, whirl, braiding, twirl, pull, braid, kink, crook, plait, winding

    Antonyms:
    untwist

  11. twistnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    turn, turn of events, tress, construction, device, gimmick, spin, bend, twisting, winding, wrench, wind, eddy, whirl, twirl, pull, braid, kink, crook, plait

    Antonyms:
    untwist

  12. wind, winding, twistnoun

    the act of winding or twisting

    "he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    untwist

  13. twist, turnverb

    turning or twisting around (in place)

    "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    untwist

  14. writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twistverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    turn, sophisticate, squirm, pervert, sprain, wrestle, rick, bend, wrick, wrench, wind, distort, curve, deform, convolute, worm, twist around, twine, flex, wriggle, writhe

    Antonyms:
    untwist

  15. flex, bend, deform, twist, turnverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    untwist

  16. twistverb

    turn in the opposite direction

    "twist one's head"

    Synonyms:
    turn, sophisticate, squirm, pervert, sprain, wrestle, rick, bend, wrick, wrench, wind, distort, curve, deform, convolute, worm, twist around, twine, flex, wriggle, writhe

    Antonyms:
    untwist

  17. twist, twine, distortverb

    form into a spiral shape

    "The cord is all twisted"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    untwist

  18. twistverb

    form into twists

    "Twist the strips of dough"

    Synonyms:
    turn, sophisticate, squirm, pervert, sprain, wrestle, rick, bend, wrick, wrench, wind, distort, curve, deform, convolute, worm, twist around, twine, flex, wriggle, writhe

    Antonyms:
    untwist

  19. wind, twist, curveverb

    extend in curves and turns

    "The road winds around the lake"; "the path twisted through the forest"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    untwist

  20. twistverb

    do the twist

    Synonyms:
    turn, sophisticate, squirm, pervert, sprain, wrestle, rick, bend, wrick, wrench, wind, distort, curve, deform, convolute, worm, twist around, twine, flex, wriggle, writhe

    Antonyms:
    untwist

  21. wrench, twistverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    turn, sophisticate, squirm, curve, wring, wrestle, rick, bend, wrick, wrench, wind, convolute, pervert, distort, sprain, deform, twine, worm, twist around, flex, wriggle, writhe

    Antonyms:
    untwist

  22. twist, twist around, pervert, convolute, sophisticateverb

    practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive

    "Don't twist my words"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    untwist

  23. twist, sprain, wrench, turn, wrick, rickverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    untwist

Editors Contribution

  1. rising action

    Submitted by anonymous on October 12, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. twistverb

    Synonyms:
    twine, twist together

  2. twistverb

    Synonyms:
    writhe, contort, complicate, convolve

  3. twistverb

    Synonyms:
    wind, wreathe, encircle

  4. twistnoun

    Synonyms:
    convolution, writhing, contortion, winding, flexure, kink, bending bight, coil

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. twistverb

    Synonyms:
    contort, writhe, squirm, convolve, pervert, coil, wrench, distort

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "twist":

    torsion, twisting, turn, rotate, seismograph, torque, barge

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How to use twist in a sentence?

  1. Chris Moyer:

    Hot wings are a classic game day favorite, so we decided to add a twist to make them hot Perdue chicken bites instead, they are spicy, so I recommend pairing with some coleslaw and cooling dipping sauces like ranch and Bleu cheese.

  2. Timothy Kaldas:

    Nobody is going to twist Egypt's arm about this now. No one cares. They think it is the best they will get right now, another thing that helps them is that the population has had two uprisings, in their eyes anyway, and after both the situation did not improve. On the contrary, it deteriorated.

  3. Pastor Rodney McIntosh of Christ:

    I want to find our how you are going to twist this one to make it seem as though it's justified for you killing this lady in her house.

  4. Donald Trump:

    Belt buckles really pretty much don't stop stabbing, they turn, they twist, things slide off them -- pretty lucky if that happened.

  5. George Salmon:

    Fox coming back in for Sky isn't a surprise in itself, but the fact the offer is slightly behind what some had anticipated brings another twist.


Translations for twist

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  • برم, لوىArabic
  • twist, kroutit, překroutitCzech
  • wickeln, Biegung, Zwirn, Wendung, drehen, Twist, verziehen, verdrehenGerman
  • torcerSpanish
  • تافتنPersian
  • kierretty, vääristely, väärinymmärrys, kierre, kääntää, äkkimutka, mutka, punoa, mutkittelu, ymmärtää, kierto, vääntö, siivu, nyrjähdys, vääntyminen, käänne, kiertää, vääntää, vääristellä, twistFinnish
  • twist, torsion, entortiller, tordreFrench
  • sníomh, freangIrish
  • car, snìomhScottish Gaelic
  • faastManx
  • թվիստArmenian
  • giravolta, filamento, contorsione, piega, scorza, filo, travisamento, torsione, distorsione, torcere, forzaturaItalian
  • 捻るJapanese
  • ئاڵاندنKurdish
  • opponoLatin
  • kanoiMāori
  • kręcićPolish
  • torcerPortuguese
  • răsuci, stoarce, învârti, întortocheaRomanian
  • искажать, исказить, крутить, скручивать, повернуть, вертеть, изгибать, изогнуть, скрутить, твистRussian
  • izvrnutiSerbo-Croatian
  • vridaSwedish
  • кривитиUkrainian

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