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Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
twist

Plural
twists

twist (plural twists)

  1. A twisting force
  2. Anything twisted, or the act of twisting; the degree of stress or strain when twisted.
  3. A type of thread or cotton traditionally used for buttonholes.
  4. A sliver of lemon peel added to a cocktail, etc.
  5. A sudden bend (or short series of bends) in a road, path, etc.
  6. A distortion to the meaning of a word or passage.
  7. An unexpected turn in a story, tale, etc.
  8. A type of dance characterised by rotating one’s hips.
  9. A rotation of the body when diving.
  10. A sprain, especially to the ankle.

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Verb

Infinitive
to twist

Third person singular
twists

Simple past
twisted

Past participle
twisted

Present participle
twisting

to twist (third-person singular simple present twists, present participle twisting, simple past and past participle twisted)

  1. To turn the ends of something, usually thread, rope etc., in opposite directions, often using force.
  2. To join together by twining one part around another.
  3. To turn a knob etc.
  4. To distort or change the truth or meaning of words when repeating.
  5. To form a twist (in any of the above noun meanings).

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Anagrams

  • Anagrams of isttw
  • twits

Dutch

Noun

twist m. (plural twisten)

  1. strife, discord
  2. dispute

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Finnish

Noun

twist

  1. twist (dance)

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French

Etymology

From English

Noun

twist m. (plural twists)

  1. twist (dance)

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