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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 of twist wrench, twisting, wrenching, wresting, wringingWords Related to twist 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 of twist crotchet, curiosity, eccentricity, erraticism, individualism, kink, mannerism, oddity, peculiarity, quiddity, quip, quirk, singularity, tic, trick, idiosyncrasyWords Related to twist 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 of twist 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 of twist bend, color, cook, distort, falsify, fudge, misinterpret, misrelate, misrepresent, misstate, pervert, slant, garble, warpWords Related to twist 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 of twist 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 of twist coil, corkscrew, curl, entwine, spiral, twine, windWords Related to twist 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 of twist 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 of twist pivot, revolve, roll, rotate, spin, swing, swirl, swivel, twirl, turn, wheel, whirlWords Related to twist 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 of twist wrench, wrest, wringWords Related to twist 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 of twist fiddle, jerk, jig, jiggle, squiggle, squirm, thrash, thresh, toss, fidget, twitch, wiggle, wriggle, writheWords Related to twist flit, flutter, twitter; quake, quiver, shake, shiver, shudder, tremble; paceNear Antonyms of twist 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 of twist enlace, entwine, implicate [archaic], interlace, intertwist, interweave, inweave, lace, ply, intertwine, weave, wreathe, writheWords Related to twist braid, plait, plat, pleach; blend, fuse, join, link, mixNear Antonyms of twist disentangle, uncoil, untangle, untwine, unwind


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