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



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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