Textual thesaurus for "twist"

(noun) gimmick, device

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) spin, twirl, twisting, whirl

the act of rotating rapidly

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

(noun) turn

turning or twisting around (in place)

with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room

(noun) wind, winding

the act of winding or twisting

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

(noun) braid, tress, plait

a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

(noun) construction

an interpretation of a text or action

they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct

(noun) wrench

a jerky pulling movement

(noun) turn, turn of events

an unforeseen development

events suddenly took an awkward turn

(noun) eddy

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

(noun) crook, bend, turn

a circular segment of a curve

a bend in the road; a crook in the path

(noun) twirl, kink

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

(noun) wrench, pull

a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments

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

(verb) sprain, rick, wrench, wrick, turn

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) sophisticate, pervert, convolute, twist around

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

Don't twist my words

(verb) twine, distort

form into a spiral shape

The cord is all twisted

(verb) turn, bend, flex, deform

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) wrench

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

(verb) worm, wrestle, wriggle, writhe, squirm

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

(verb) curve, wind

extend in curves and turns

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