An example of to twist is two colors of yarn being wound together.
Twist flowers in one's hair.
Twisted my way through the briar patch.
Twisted their heads around at the sound of the doorbell.
Twisting wire into a loop.
Twist one's wrist.
Twist one's mouth into a wry smile.
The cross-examiner twisted the words of the witness.
The trauma twisted the child's outlook.
The river twisted toward the sea.
Twist with pain.
The owl's head twisted around toward me.
- A length of yarn, cord, or thread, especially a strong silk thread used mainly to bind the edges of buttonholes.
- Tobacco leaves processed into the form of a rope or roll.
- A loaf of bread or other bakery product made from pieces of dough twisted together.
- A sliver of citrus peel twisted over or dropped into a beverage for flavoring.
A sharp twist in the path.
A twist of fate; a story with a quirky twist.
An odd twist to his character.
The wire twists easily.
A twist in the road.
A new twist to an old story.
Avarice twists itself into all human concerns.
An example of to twist is turning from the left to the right at the waist.
- To abandon (someone) to a bad situation, often as a recipient of blame:.
- To pressure or coerce:.If you twist my arm, I'll stay for a second beer.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of twist
- Middle English twisten to squeeze, be divided from twist a divided object, fork, rope from Old English -twist dwo- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English, probably from Middle Dutch twisten