The toy can be twisted into different shapes.
She twisted balloons into the shapes of different animals.
The antenna was twisted out of shape.
The car was a heap of twisted metal after the accident.
He twists his lip into an odd expression when he's thinking. twist the dials on the radio
The bottle cap twists off. Noun
a simple twist of the wrist
The jar should open with a twist of the lid.
The road has some nasty twists.
The coastal road had many twists and turns.
It was a film noir with some clever twists.
In an unusual twist, the police arrested one of their own.
They were brought together by a strange twist of fate. See More
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Blow-dry hair in small sections using a round brush, twisting each around a roller once dry to set the curl.—April Franzino, Good Housekeeping, 8 Sep. 2023 With the other hand, remove the top shell from the bottom of the body, twisting and prying it off to separate the shell from legs and body.—Saveur Editors, Saveur, 7 Sep. 2023 After twisting it around in the water for a while, Mevorach decided that the clicks were coming from the southwest.—Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, 4 Sep. 2023 The film is a dour family drama about addiction, twisted into a mystery tale as the intrepid Paige tracks down leads about Michael’s murder, starting with his ex-best friend and fellow drug dealer Ducky (Hopper Penn).—Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, 1 Sep. 2023 This decor from Between Naps on the Porch features ornament-speckled garland twisted around the home'’s columns.—Kelsey Mulvey, ELLE Decor, 29 Aug. 2023 Slowly twist the lower spine so knees drop to one side.—Alyssa Sparacino, Men's Health, 24 Aug. 2023 Then the doctor twisted a screwdriver that drove screws through Taylor’s skin and into his skull.—Nick Baumgardner and Mark Snyder, Detroit Free Press, 28 Aug. 2023 The first photo shows Gaga in a black dress seated in front of a vanity and looking away from the mirror, which shows the blonde hair that looked as if it had been twisted, rolled, and then pinned at random to the back of her head.—Gabi Thorne, Allure, 24 Aug. 2023
For her sporty outing, Kate put an elevated twist on England’s team color by wearing a white Alexander McQueen suit.—Stephanie Bridger-Linning, Glamour, 12 Sep. 2023 This Michael Aram menorah offers a traditional look with a twist—literally.—Jamie Weissman, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Sep. 2023 Schwartz has a hard-nosed and old-school reputation, but with a twist of attitude.—Ashley Bastock, cleveland, 12 Sep. 2023 But for him, this is a distinct local version of data labor, which comes with a twist that benefits society.—WIRED, 11 Sep. 2023 The spring/summer 2024 collection had a festive outlook, featuring sparkling confetti dresses, black tie ensembles with an edgy twist, sparkling sheers and the return of the bubble skirt silhouette.—Anika Reed
usa Today, USA TODAY, 9 Sep. 2023 Today, of course, the time-money tradeoff is just as relevant for working adults, but with a new twist: The Covid pandemic changed people’s minds about just how consuming work should be, relative to other important parts of their lives, like time with family.—Jeanne Sahadi, CNN, 9 Sep. 2023 As Hollywood braces for the ups, downs and unexpected twists in the quest to win big at the Academy Awards, here are five burning questions consuming the movie business.—Clayton Davis, Variety, 8 Sep. 2023 Unfortunately, Alpha’s behavior is more believable than much of the script’s dialogue and plot twists.—William Earl, Variety, 30 Aug. 2023 See More
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Middle English, probably from Middle Dutch twisten, from twist twine, discord, quarrel; akin to Old English -twist (in candeltwist candlesnuffers, mæsttwist twin support for a mast), Middle English twisten to be forked, Middle High German zwist quarrel, Old English twi- twi-