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twist

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of twist

  1. 1 a forceful rotating or pulling motion for the purpose of dislodging something <with a forceful twist she loosened the bolt> Synonyms wrench, twisting, wrenching, wresting, wringingRelated Words draft, draw, extraction, pull, tug, yank; dislocation, displacement

  2. 2 an odd or peculiar habit <my roommate has his little twists, and I have mine, so things should balance out> Synonyms crotchet, curiosity, eccentricity, erraticism, individualism, kink, mannerism, oddity, peculiarity, quiddity, quip, quirk, singularity, tic, trick, idiosyncrasyRelated Words affectation, airs; attribute, characteristic, mark, property, trait; custom, habit, pattern, practice (also practise), way, wont; addiction; abnormality, neuroticism, perversion, weirdness; disposition, genius, leaning, partiality; bent, inclination, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency, turn; attitude, character, humor, identity, individuality, nature, personality, temperamentNear Antonyms conformity, sameness




twist

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of twist

  1. 1 to change so much as to create a wrong impression or alter the meaning of <my enemies will twist my words, but you'll only hear the truth out of me> Synonyms bend, color, cook, distort, falsify, fudge, misinterpret, misrelate, misrepresent, misstate, pervert, slant, garble, warpRelated Words misdescribe, misspeak, mistranslate; belie, camouflage, disguise, dissemble, gloss (over), mask, veil, whitewash; bowdlerize, censor; complicate, confound, confuse, mistake, mix (up); mystify, obscure; equivocate, fib, lie, palter, prevaricateNear Antonyms clarify, clear (up), explain, illuminate, illustrate, interpret, spell out; decipher

  2. 2 to follow a circular or spiral course <the path gently twisted down the hill> Synonyms coil, corkscrew, curl, entwine, spiral, twine, windRelated Words arc, arch, bend, crook, curve, hook, sweep, swerve, turn, veer, wheel; swirl, whirl; circle, encircle, loop; enlace, interlace, intertwine, lace; bow, bulge; meander, weave, zigzagNear Antonyms straighten

  3. 3 to move (something) in a curved or circular path on or as if on an axis <twisted my wrist around to stretch it> Synonyms pivot, revolve, roll, rotate, spin, swing, swirl, swivel, twirl, turn, wheel, whirlRelated Words screw, unscrew; twiddle; coil, crank, reel, wind; circulate

  4. 4 to move by or as if by a forceful rotation <kept twisting the cap until it came free> Synonyms wrench, wrest, wringRelated Words draw, dredge (up), extract, jerk, lug, pluck, pull, tug, tweak, yank; jimmy, lever, pry; budge, dislocate, displace, disturb, remove; shift, transfer, transpose

  5. 5 to make jerky or restless movements <the dental patient twisted nervously in the chair> Synonyms fiddle, jerk, jig, jiggle, squiggle, squirm, thrash, thresh, toss, fidget, twitch, wiggle, wriggle, writheRelated Words flit, flutter, twitter; quake, quiver, shake, shiver, shudder, tremble; paceNear Antonyms relax, rest, unwind; calm (down), still

  6. 6 to cause to twine about one another <has the habit of idly twisting the strands of her hair while daydreaming> Synonyms enlace, entwine, implicate [archaic], interlace, intertwist, interweave, inweave, lace, ply, intertwine, weave, wreathe, writheRelated Words braid, plait, plat, pleach; blend, fuse, join, link, mixNear Antonyms disentangle, uncoil, untangle, untwine, unwind





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