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Noun: twisting  twis-ting
  1. The act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
    - distortion, overrefinement, straining, torture
     
  2. The act of rotating rapidly
    "it broke off after much twisting";
    - spin, twirl, twist, whirl
Adjective: twisting  twis-ting
  1. Marked by repeated turns and bends
    "a twisting road up the mountain";
    - tortuous, twisty, winding, voluminous, windy[2]
Verb: twist  twist
  1. To move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
    "The prisoner twisted in discomfort";
    - writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm
     
  2. Cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
    "twist the dough into a braid";
    - flex, bend, deform, turn
     
  3. Turn in the opposite direction
    "twist one's head"
     
  4. Form into a spiral shape
    "The cord is all twisted";
    - twine, distort
     
  5. Form into twists
    "Twist the strips of dough"
     
  6. Extend in curves and turns
    "the path twisted through the forest";
    - wind[2], curve
     
  7. Do the twist
     
  8. Twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates
    "twist a window off its hinges";
    - wrench
     
  9. Practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
    "Don't twist my words";
    - twist around, pervert, convolute, sophisticate
     
  10. Twist suddenly so as to sprain
    "The wrestler twisted his shoulder";
    - sprain, wrench, turn, wrick, rick

Derived forms: twistings

See also: crooked

Type of: be, change form, change shape, dance, deform, denote, falsification, form, injure, misrepresentation, move, pull, refer, rotary motion, rotation, shape, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, turn, wound

Antonym: untwist

Encyclopedia: Twisting

Twist, Germany