Synonyms of twist


1. turn, turn of events, twist, development

usage: an unforeseen development; "events suddenly took an awkward turn"

2. construction, twist, interpretation

usage: an interpretation of a text or action; "they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"

3. device, gimmick, twist, maneuver, manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre

usage: 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"

4. spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl, rotation, rotary motion

usage: the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"

5. wrench, twist, pull, injury, hurt, harm, trauma

usage: a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"

6. kink, twist, twirl, fold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bend

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

7. bend, crook, twist, turn, curve, curved shape

usage: a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"

8. eddy, twist, current, stream

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

9. twist, wrench, movement, motion

usage: a jerky pulling movement

10. braid, plait, tress, twist, hairdo, hairstyle, hair style, coiffure, coif

usage: a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

11. twist, social dancing

usage: 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"

12. wind, winding, twist, rotation, rotary motion

usage: the act of winding or twisting; "he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"

13. twist, turn, rotation, rotary motion

usage: turning or twisting around (in place); "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"


1. writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twist, move

usage: 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"

2. flex, bend, deform, twist, turn, change shape, change form, deform

usage: 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"

3. twist, turn

usage: turn in the opposite direction; "twist one's head"

4. twist, twine, distort, change shape, change form, deform

usage: form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted"

5. twist, shape, form

usage: form into twists; "Twist the strips of dough"

6. wind, twist, curve, be

usage: extend in curves and turns; "The road winds around the lake"; "the path twisted through the forest"

7. twist, dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe

usage: do the twist

8. wrench, twist, pull

usage: 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"

9. twist, twist around, pervert, convolute, sophisticate, denote, refer

usage: practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive; "Don't twist my words"

10. twist, sprain, wrench, turn, wrick, rick, injure, wound

usage: 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"

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Definition and meaning of twist (Dictionary)