French translation of 'twist'
1. (= action)
to give sth a twist [lid, cap, valve] faire tourner qch; [neck] tordre qch
2. (= twisted piece)
a twist of paper un papier enroulé ⧫ un cornet
a twist of smoke des volutes f de fumée
3. (= bend)
(in road) tournant m
(in river) coude m
the twists and turns of the track les tours et détours de la piste
4. (= development) (in story, plot) développement m
to take a new twist [events] prendre un nouveau tour
to give a new twist to sth apporter une touche de nouveauté à qch
5. (= dance) twist m
to do the twist danser le twist ⧫ twister
[wire, rope, handkerchief] entortiller
She twisted her hair into a bun. Elle enroula ses cheveux en chignon.
Her hands began to twist the handles of the bag. Elle se mit à tortiller entre ses doigts les anses de son sac.
2. (= wind) enrouler
She twisted the long scarf round her head. Elle enroula le long foulard autour de sa tête.
3. (= turn) [knob, dial, handle] tourner
He took the jar and twisted the lid off. Il prit le pot et ouvrit le couvercle.
to twist one’s head round tourner la tête
She twisted her head round so that she could see him. Elle tourna la tête pour pouvoir le voir.
4. (= bend) [metal] tordre
He twisted her arms behind her back. Il lui tordit les bras dans le dos.
5. (= injure)
to twist one’s ankle se tordre la cheville ⧫ se fouler la cheville
to twist one’s wrist se tordre le poignet ⧫ se fouler le poignet
to twist one’s knee se tordre le genou ⧫ se fouler le genou
6. (= distort) [facts, words] déformer
You’re twisting my words. Tu déformes ce que j’ai dit.
1. [wire, rope] s’entortiller
2. [road] serpenter
The road twists and turns through the mountains. La route serpente à travers les montagnes.
3. (= turn one’s body) se retourner
4. (= become distorted) [face] se tordre
5. (= dance) danser le twist ⧫ twister
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Example Sentences Including 'twist'
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Now twist the strands together like a corkscrew to form tight barley twists.The Sun (2014)
Pudding uses a classic brown butter and has an unusual twist in the form of bay leaves.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
She leads us down another narrow path twisting deeper into the woods.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Stir and serve with a twist of lemon or orange.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
That cupboard is our history, not a place for a dirty little plot twist.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
The result is a hilarious tale which often twists and turns like no other.The Sun (2015)
The songs go through endless changes and twists.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The twists and turns mean this drama series continues to be both slightly strange and slightly thrilling.The Sun (2016)
There may yet be another twist to the story.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
There was a little twist in my gut.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
They have the strange ability to twist their heads right round.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Top up with champagne and garnish with a twist of lemon.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Twist your body so that your right elbow is pointed to your left knee.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
What adds an unusual twist to your marriage plans?The Sun (2014)
You can reduce the neck twist by raising one side of your body with a pillow.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He brought back more memories when he insisted he did not need an arm twisted to move to Scotland.The Sun (2010)
Rarely have we seen any jockey ride this rolling, twisting racetrack with such confidence.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Yet here is the twist to the story.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
I'll take twisted or wrenched at a push.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It could play a protective role as we twist or change direction.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Twist into corkscrew shapes and lay on non-stick baking parchment in a roasting tin.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The best way of not twisting your ankle is to stick to the roads.The Sun (2008)
His right arm was twisted back on itself.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
There is a further twist to the story.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It is easy to twist an ankle.THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)
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'twist' in Other Languages
British English: twist /twɪst/ VERB
If you twist something, you turn it to make a spiral shape, for example by turning the two ends of it in opposite directions.
Her hands began to twist the handles of the bag.
- American English: twist
- Arabic: يَلْوي
- Brazilian Portuguese: torcer
- Chinese: 扭曲
- Croatian: uvrnuti
- Czech: kroutit
- Danish: sno
- Dutch: samendraaien
- European Spanish: retorcer
- Finnish: kieputtaa
- French: vriller
- German: drehen
- Greek: συστρέφω
- Italian: torcere
- Japanese: ねじる
- Korean: ...을 비틀다
- Norwegian: vri
- Polish: przekręcić
- European Portuguese: torcer
- Romanian: a împleti
- Russian: крутить
- Spanish: retorcer
- Swedish: vrida
- Thai: บิดเป็นเกลียว
- Turkish: bükmek
- Ukrainian: крутити
- Vietnamese: xoắn
Translation of twist from the Collins English to French Dictionary
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