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Another word for twist

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Verb
  1. To move or proceed on a repeatedly curving course

      1. To twist or entwine into a wreath or a wreathlike shape:
      2. To crown or decorate with a wreath:
      3. To encircle or surround:
      1. Moving air, especially a natural and perceptible movement of air parallel to or along the ground.
      2. A movement of air generated artificially, as by bellows or a fan.
      3. The direction from which a movement of air comes:
      1. To make (cloth) by interlacing the threads of the weft and the warp on a loom.
      2. To interlace (threads, for example) into cloth.
      3. To construct by interlacing or interweaving strips or strands of material:
      1. To twist together (threads, for example); intertwine.
      2. To form by twisting, intertwining, or interlacing:
      3. To encircle or coil about:
      1. A curve on a plane that winds around a fixed center point at a continuously increasing or decreasing distance from the point.
      2. A three-dimensional curve that turns around an axis at a constant or continuously varying distance while moving parallel to the axis; a helix.
      3. Something having the form of such a curve:
      1. Any of numerous scaly, legless, sometimes venomous squamate reptiles of the suborder Serpentes (or Ophidia), having a long, tapering, cylindrical body and flexible jaws.
      2. A treacherous person.
      3. A long, highly flexible metal wire or coil used for cleaning drains.
      1. To follow a winding and turning course:
      2. To move aimlessly and idly without fixed direction:
      3. To speak or write in sustained fashion on a number of loosely connected topics.
      1. To twine around or together:
      2. To twine or twist together.
      1. To twist (the hair, for example) into ringlets or coils.
      2. To form into a coiled or spiral shape:
      3. To decorate with coiled or spiral shapes.
      1. A device for drawing corks from bottles, consisting of a pointed metal spiral attached to a handle.
      2. Spiral in shape.
      3. To move or cause to move in a spiral or winding course.
      1. A series of connected spirals or concentric rings formed by gathering or winding:
      2. An individual spiral or ring within such a series.
      3. A spiral pipe or series of spiral pipes, as in a radiator.
  2. To alter and spoil the natural form or appearance of

    See also:

    beautiful

  3. To give an inaccurate view of by representing falsely or misleadingly

      1. To obtain or remove by pulling with twisting movements:
      2. To take possession of forcefully; seize or usurp:
      3. To gain or extract with persistent effort; wring:
      1. Any of various hand or power tools, often having fixed or adjustable jaws, used for gripping, turning, or twisting objects such as nuts, bolts, or pipes, typically at an angle perpendicular to the object's axis.
      2. A sudden, forcible twist, turn, or pull:
      3. An injury produced by twisting or straining:
      1. To turn or twist (wood, for example) out of shape; deform.
      2. To alter from a normal, proper, or healthy state; twist or pervert:
      3. To arrange strands of yarn or thread lengthwise onto (a loom) in preparation for weaving.
      1. To cause to turn away from what is right, proper, or good; debase:
      2. To corrupt (someone) morally.
      3. To interpret incorrectly; misconstrue or distort:
      1. To state wrongly or falsely.
      1. To give an incorrect or misleading representation of.
      2. To serve incorrectly or dishonestly as an official representative of.
      1. A weight or mass that is supported:
      2. The overall force to which a structure is subjected in supporting a weight or mass or in resisting externally applied forces.
      3. Something that is carried, as by a vehicle, person, or animal:
      1. To state untruthfully; misrepresent.
      2. To make false by altering or adding to:
      3. To counterfeit; forge:
      1. To twist out of a proper or natural relation of parts; misshape:
      2. To cause to deviate from what is normal, reasonable, or accurate:
      3. To cause distortion in (a signal or waveform, for example).
      1. The appearance of objects or light sources described in terms of the individual's perception of them, involving hue, lightness, and saturation for objects, and hue, brightness, and saturation for light sources.
      2. The characteristics of light by which the individual is made aware of objects or light sources through the receptors of the eye, described in terms of dominant wavelength, luminance, and purity.
      3. A gradation or variation of this aspect, especially when other than black, white, or gray; a hue:
      1. To give a false representation to; misrepresent:
      2. To show to be false; contradict:
Noun
  1. An often sudden change or departure, as in a trend

      1. To cause to move around an axis or center; cause to rotate or revolve:
      2. To cause to move around in order to achieve a result, such as opening, closing, tightening, or loosening:
      3. To alter or control the functioning of (a mechanical device, for example) by the use of a rotating or similar movement:
      1. A short, light nail with a sharp point and a flat head.
      2. A rope for holding down the weather clew of a course.
      3. A rope for hauling the outer lower corner of a studdingsail to the boom.
      1. To exchange (one thing) for another of the same class:
      2. To move or transfer from one place or position to another.
      3. To alter (position or place).
    See also:

    change

  2. A clever, unexpected new trick or method

      1. To extend the leg away from the body; strike out with the foot or feet.
      2. To score or gain ground by kicking a ball.
      3. To punt in football.
      1. To fish with a hook and line.
      2. To try to get something by indirect or artful means:
      3. A fishhook or fishing tackle.
      1. A small furrow, ridge, or crease on a normally smooth surface, caused by crumpling, folding, or shrinking.
      2. A line or crease in the skin, as from age.
      3. A different or unexpected development, action, or idea:
      1. One that kicks:
      2. A sudden, surprising turn of events or ending; a twist.
      3. A tricky or concealed condition; a pitfall:
      1. A device employed to cheat, deceive, or trick, especially a mechanism for the secret and dishonest control of gambling apparatus.
      2. An innovative or unusual mechanical contrivance; a gadget.
      3. An innovative stratagem or scheme employed especially to promote a project:

Another word for twist

Verb
      1. To twist out of a proper or natural relation of parts; misshape:
      2. To cause to deviate from what is normal, reasonable, or accurate:
      3. To cause distortion in (a signal or waveform, for example).
      1. To twist, wrench, or bend out of proper or natural shape:
      2. To cause to deviate from what is normal, proper, or accurate:
      3. To become contorted:
      1. A painful wrenching or laceration of the ligaments of a joint.
      2. The condition resulting from a sprain.
      3. To cause a sprain to (a joint or ligament).
      1. Any of various hand or power tools, often having fixed or adjustable jaws, used for gripping, turning, or twisting objects such as nuts, bolts, or pipes, typically at an angle perpendicular to the object's axis.
      2. A sudden, forcible twist, turn, or pull:
      3. An injury produced by twisting or straining:
      1. To rotate rapidly; whirl.
      2. To have a sensation of whirling, as from dizziness; reel:
      3. To make thread or yarn by drawing out and twisting fibers.
      1. A device for drawing corks from bottles, consisting of a pointed metal spiral attached to a handle.
      2. Spiral in shape.
      3. To move or cause to move in a spiral or winding course.
      1. A curve on a plane that winds around a fixed center point at a continuously increasing or decreasing distance from the point.
      2. A three-dimensional curve that turns around an axis at a constant or continuously varying distance while moving parallel to the axis; a helix.
      3. Something having the form of such a curve:
      1. To turn around on an axis or center.
      2. To proceed in sequence; take turns or alternate:
      3. To cause to turn on an axis or center.
      1. A line that deviates from straightness in a smooth, continuous fashion.
      2. A surface that deviates from planarity in a smooth, continuous fashion.
      3. Something characterized by such a line or surface, especially a rounded line or contour of the human body.
      1. To cause to assume a curved or angular shape:
      2. To bring (a bow, for example) into a state of tension by drawing on a string or line.
      3. To force to assume a different direction or shape, according to one's own purpose:
      1. A series of connected spirals or concentric rings formed by gathering or winding:
      2. An individual spiral or ring within such a series.
      3. A spiral pipe or series of spiral pipes, as in a radiator.
      1. Moving air, especially a natural and perceptible movement of air parallel to or along the ground.
      2. A movement of air generated artificially, as by bellows or a fan.
      3. The direction from which a movement of air comes:
      1. To join or become joined by twining together.
      1. Alternative spelling of turnaround.
      2. (intransitive, reflexive) To physically rotate horizontally 360 degrees.
      3. (intransitive, reflexive) To change to the opposite direction from a previous position.
      1. To cause to move around an axis or center; cause to rotate or revolve:
      2. To cause to move around in order to achieve a result, such as opening, closing, tightening, or loosening:
      3. To alter or control the functioning of (a mechanical device, for example) by the use of a rotating or similar movement:
      1. To rotate or revolve briskly; swing in a circle; spin:
      2. To twist or wind around:
      3. To move or spin around rapidly, suddenly, or repeatedly:
      1. To twist together (threads, for example); intertwine.
      2. To form by twisting, intertwining, or interlacing:
      3. To encircle or coil about:
      1. To arrange or fold (something) about as cover or protection:
      2. To cover, envelop, or encase, as by folding or coiling something about:
      3. To enclose, especially in paper, and fasten:
      1. To twist, squeeze, or compress, especially so as to extract liquid. Often used with out :
      2. To extract (liquid) by twisting or compressing. Often used with out :
      3. To wrench or twist forcibly or painfully:
    See also:

    bend

    bend