Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun twist

13 senses of twist

Sense 1
turn, turn of events, twist -- (an unforeseen development; "events suddenly took an awkward turn")
       => development -- (a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation; "recent developments in Iraq"; "what a revolting development!")

Sense 2
construction, twist -- (an interpretation of a text or action; "they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct")
       => interpretation -- (an explanation that results from interpreting something; "the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence")

Sense 3
device, gimmick, twist -- (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")
       => maneuver, manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre -- (a move made to gain a tactical end)

Sense 4
spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl -- (the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting")
       => rotation, rotary motion -- (the act of rotating as if on an axis; "the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music")

Sense 5
wrench, twist, pull -- (a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull")
       => injury, hurt, harm, trauma -- (any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.)

Sense 6
kink, twist, twirl -- (a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight)
       => fold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bend -- (an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow")

Sense 7
bend, crook, twist, turn -- (a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path")
       => curve, curved shape -- (the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes)

Sense 8
eddy, twist -- (a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself)
       => current, stream -- (a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes); "the raft floated downstream on the current"; "he felt a stream of air"; "the hose ejected a stream of water")

Sense 9
twist, wrench -- (a jerky pulling movement)
       => movement, motion -- (a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something)

Sense 10
braid, plait, tress, twist -- (a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair)
       => hairdo, hairstyle, hair style, coiffure, coif -- (the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair))

Sense 11
twist -- (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")
       => social dancing -- (dancing as part of a social occasion)

Sense 12
wind, winding, twist -- (the act of winding or twisting; "he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind")
       => rotation, rotary motion -- (the act of rotating as if on an axis; "the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music")

Sense 13
twist, turn -- (turning or twisting around (in place); "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room")
       => rotation, rotary motion -- (the act of rotating as if on an axis; "the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music")

Antonyms of verb twist

1 of 10 senses of twist

Sense 4
twist, twine, distort -- (form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted")
       Antonym of untwist (Sense 1)
      => untwist -- (cause to become untwisted)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb twist

10 senses of twist

Sense 1
writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twist -- (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")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 2
flex, bend, deform, twist, turn -- (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")
       => change shape, change form, deform -- (assume a different shape or form)

Sense 3
twist -- (turn in the opposite direction; "twist one's head")
       => turn -- (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs")

Sense 4
twist, twine, distort -- (form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted")
       => change shape, change form, deform -- (assume a different shape or form)

Sense 5
twist -- (form into twists; "Twist the strips of dough")
       => shape, form -- (give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character")

Sense 6
wind, twist, curve -- (extend in curves and turns; "The road winds around the lake"; "the path twisted through the forest")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 7
twist -- (do the twist)
       => dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe -- (move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance; "My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio")

Sense 8
wrench, 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")
       => pull -- (apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion; "Pull the rope"; "Pull the handle towards you"; "pull the string gently"; "pull the trigger of the gun"; "pull your knees towards your chin")

Sense 9
twist, twist around, pervert, convolute, sophisticate -- (practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive; "Don't twist my words")
       => denote, refer -- (have as a meaning; "`multi-' denotes `many' ")

Sense 10
twist, sprain, wrench, turn, wrick, rick -- (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")
       => injure, wound -- (cause injuries or bodily harm to)

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