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Synonyms for twist
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. turn, turn of events, twist(noun)

    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, twist(noun)

    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, 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"

    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, whirl(noun)

    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, 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"

    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, twirl(noun)

    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, turn(noun)

    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, twist(noun)

    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, wrench(noun)

    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, twist(noun)

    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. twist(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"

    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, twist(noun)

    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, turn(verb)

    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, 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"

    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, 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"

    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. twist(verb)

    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, distort(verb)

    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. twist(verb)

    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, curve(verb)

    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. twist(verb)

    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, twist(verb)

    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, sophisticate(verb)

    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, 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"

    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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. rising action

    Submitted by anonymous on October 12, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. twist(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    twine, twist together

  2. twist(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    writhe, contort, complicate, convolve

  3. twist(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    wind, wreathe, encircle

  4. twist(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. twist(v)

    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. Leonardo Trasande:

    I use a twist on the singer Prince to explain it, prince renamed himself as the artist formerly named as Prince. So I call it the artist formerly known as BPA. And there are 40 BPA replacements out there.

  2. Casey Bloys:

    From the western theme park to the technocratic metropolis of the near future, we've thoroughly enjoyed every twist and turn from the minds of Jonathan Nolan Lisa Joy, we can't wait to see where Jonathan Nolan Lisa Joy inspired vision takes us next.

  3. Martin Hardcastle:

    What can happen is that the rotation of the black hole itself can twist up magnetic fields and the energy put into those twisted magnetic fields generates a column of energy going out, i like to think of these things a bit like a garden hose.

  4. Jason Verstak:

    If you’ll be allowing pets into your bedroom, then a twist style is best as their claws won’t get caught in the fibers.

  5. John Burt:

    For this out-of-state paid lobbyist lady -- for New Hampshire House Republicans to come into our state and grab something that is good about those pearls and twist it... she should be ashamed and I hope she apologizes.

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Translations for twist

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  • لوى, برمArabic
  • twist, kroutit, překroutitCzech
  • Wendung, Twist, verziehen, verdrehen, Zwirn, Biegung, drehen, wickelnGerman
  • torcerSpanish
  • تافتنPersian
  • 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
  • faastManx
  • թվիստArmenian
  • contorsione, distorsione, filo, giravolta, travisamento, forzatura, torsione, filamento, torcere, scorza, piegaItalian
  • 捻るJapanese
  • ئاڵاندنKurdish
  • opponoLatin
  • kanoiMāori
  • kręcićPolish
  • torcerPortuguese
  • învârti, întortochea, răsuci, stoarceRomanian
  • скручивать, крутить, искажать, исказить, твист, скрутить, изогнуть, изгибать, вертеть, повернутьRussian
  • izvrnutiSerbo-Croatian
  • vridaSwedish
  • кривитиUkrainian

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