to turn one end or part while the other end or parts remain still or turn in the opposite directionShe twisted her hair into a bun.
to wind or twineThe fibres are twisted together during spinning.
Trees and creepers intertwined, blocking our way.
She then weaves the fibres together to make the traditional Awatum basket.
She had almost finished braiding Sita's hair.
The programme successfully interweaves words and pictures.
I reached over and entwined our fingers.
They twined their fingers together.
The temple's huge columns were wreathed in laurels.
to revolve or rotateHold your arms straight out and twist to the right and left.
to distort or be distortedThe car was left a mess of twisted metal.
Make sure the image isn't distorted by lumps and bumps.
His face contorts as he screams out the lyrics.
After being crushed, the car was mangled beyond all recognition.
to force or be forced out of the natural form or positionHe fell and twisted his ankle.
to follow a winding courseThe road twists and turns between pleasant little cottages.
The Moselle winds through some 160 miles of tranquil countryside.
the corner where our street turns into the main road
The road bent slightly to the right.
The track curved away below him.
The road snaked through the forested mountains.
The cyclists wove in and out of the traffic.
The helicopter looped west, making for the hills.
Drivers swerved to avoid the debris.
The river meandered in lazy curves.
to change the meaning ofIt's a shame the way the media can twist your words.
The extent of the current strike is being misrepresented.
The media distorts reality.
Her words were misquoted.
Little had altered in the village.
We are trying to detect and understand how the climate changes.
attempting to pervert the course of justice
Their minds have been warped by their experiences.
The charges against him include fraud, bribery, and falsifying business records.
He tried to twist out of my grasp.
to wrench with a turning actionShe sat there twisting her handkerchief for a while.
an unexpected development in a story, play, or filmThis little story has a twist in its tail.
a decisive change of direction, aim, meaning, or characterThe political debate took on a new twist.
a jerky pull, wrench, or turnThe bag is resealed with a simple twist of the valve.
something formed by or as if by twistingthe bare bulb hanging from a twist of flex
a bendthe twists and turns of the existing track
a curve in the road
There was a hairpin turn in the road.
The crash occurred on a sharp bend.
She reached for a loop of garden hose.
The 71 offices are spread out in an arc around London.
meander, , ,
The outer bank of a meander in the river.
the size, shape and convolutions of the human brain
If only she could alter this personality twist.
Creativity is a human trait.
His manners always made her blind to his faults.
The report pointed out the defects in the present system.
He had many little peculiarities.
Genes determine the characteristics of every living thing.
The only flaw in his character is a short temper.
the quirks and foibles of people in everyday situations
We all have our little eccentricities.
the oddities of the Welsh legal system
The incident was not just an aberration, not just a single incident.
He concedes that there are imperfections in the socialist system.
What kink did he have in his character?
human foibles and weaknesses
One of his idiosyncrasies was to wear orange gloves.
Los Angeles's unique proclivity for experimental arty endeavour
a distortion of the original shape or formA twist of the ankle denied him a place on the substitutes' bench.
a tangle of wires
mess, , ,
Linda can't stand mess.
a mix-up over travel arrangements
a snarl of logs and branches
a tiny black kitten with tufted ears and a kink in her tail
trying to do his job without the usual bureaucratic entanglements
See round the twist
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in the sense of aberration
a sudden change from what is normal, accurate, or correctThe incident was not just an aberration, not just a single incident.
in the sense of alter
to make or become differentLittle had altered in the village.
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