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Noun twist has 12 senses
  1. turn, turn of events, twist - an unforeseen development; "events suddenly took an awkward turn"
    --1 is a kind of development
  2. construction, twist - an interpretation of a text or action; "they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"
    --2 is a kind of interpretation
    Derived form: verb twist8
  3. device, gimmick, twist - any clever (deceptive) maneuver; "he would stoop to any device to win a point"
    --3 is a kind of maneuver, manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre
    --3 has particulars: trick, fast one
  4. spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl - the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"
    --4 is a kind of rotation, rotary motion
    --4 has particulars: pirouette; birling, logrolling
    Derived forms: verb twist7, verb twist3
  5. wrench, twist, pull - a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
    --5 is a kind of injury, hurt, harm, trauma
    --5 has particulars: sprain
    Derived form: verb twist9
  6. kink, twist, twirl - a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
    --6 is a kind of fold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bend
    Derived form: verb twist4
  7. eddy, twist - a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself
    --7 is a kind of current, stream
  8. twist, wrench - a jerky pulling movement
    --8 is a kind of movement, motion
    Derived forms: verb twist7, verb twist1
  9. braid, plait, tress, twist - a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
    --9 is a kind of hairdo, hair style, coiffure
    --9 has particulars: queue; pigtail
    Derived form: verb twist5
  10. twist - social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s; "they liked to dance the twist"
    --10 is a kind of
    social dancing
    Derived form: verb twist6
  11. wind, winding, twist - the act of winding or twisting; "he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"
    --11 is a kind of rotation, rotary motion
  12. twist, turn - turning or twisting around (in place); "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"
    --12 is a kind of rotation, rotary motion
    --12 has particulars: twiddle
Verb twist has 9 senses
  1. writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twist - to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling); "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace"
    --1 is one way to move
    Derived forms: noun twist8, noun twister1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  2. flex, bend, deform, twist, turn - cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar"
    --2 is one way to change shape, change form, deform
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. twist - turn in the opposite direction; "twist a wire"
    --3 is one way to
    Derived form: noun twist4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. twist, twine, distort - form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted"
    --4 is one way to change shape, change form, deform
    Antonyms: untwist
    Derived form: noun twist6
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  5. twist - form into twists; "Twist the bacon around the sausage"
    --5 is one way to
    shape, form
    Derived form: noun twist9
    Sample sentence:
    They twist the wire around the stick
  6. twist - do the twist
    --6 is one way to
    dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe
    Derived form: noun twist10
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue twist
  7. wrench, twist - twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates; "wrench a window off its hinges"; "wrench oneself free from somebody's grip"; "a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest"
    --7 is one way to pull
    Derived forms: noun twist8, noun twist4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  8. twist, twist around, pervert, convolute, sophisticate - practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
    --8 is one way to denote, refer
    Derived forms: noun twist2, noun twisting1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  9. twist, sprain, wrench, turn, wrick, rick - twist suddenly so as to sprain; "wrench one's ankle"; "The wrestler twisted his shoulder"; "the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell"; "I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days"
    --9 is one way to injure, wound
    Derived form: noun twist5
    Sample sentence:
    Did he twist his foot?
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