- form into a bent, curling, or distorted shape；form (something) into a particular shape by taking hold of one or both ends and turning them
- an act of turning something so that it moves in relation to something that remains stationary；an act of turning one's body or part of one's body
verb: twist, 3rd person present: twists, gerund or present participle: twisting, past tense: twisted, past participle: twisted
noun: twist, plural noun: twists
- 1. form into a bent, curling, or distorted shape a strip of metal is twisted to form a hollow tube her pretty features twisted into a fearsome expression 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ form (something) into a particular shape by taking hold of one or both ends and turning them she twisted her handkerchief into a knot 同義詞
- ▪ turn or bend into a specified position or in a specified direction he grabbed the man and twisted his arm behind his back
- ▪ remove something by pulling and rotating it beets can be stored once the leaves have been twisted off
- ▪ move one's body so that the shoulders and hips are facing in different directions she twisted in her seat to look at the buildings 同義詞
- ▪ move in a wriggling or writhing fashion he twisted himself free 同義詞
- ▪ injure (a joint) by wrenching it he twisted his ankle trying to avoid his opponent's lunge 同義詞
- ▪ distort or misrepresent the meaning of (words) they twisted my words and made a mockery of me 同義詞
- 2. cause to rotate around something that remains stationary; turn she twisted her ring around and around on her finger 同義詞
- ▪ wind around or through something I twisted a strand of hair around my finger 同義詞
- ▪ move or cause to move around each other; interlace she twisted her hands together nervously the machine twists together strands to make a double yarn 同義詞
- ▪ make (something) by interlacing or winding strands together he could twist a rope strong enough to hold a mule 同義詞
- ▪ take or have a winding course the road twisted through a dozen tiny villages 同義詞
- 3. dance the twist.
- 4. British informal cheat; defraud.
- 1. an act of turning something so that it moves in relation to something that remains stationary the taps needed a single twist to turn them on 同義詞
- ▪ an act of turning one's body or part of one's body with a sudden twist, she got away from him
- ▪ a dance with a twisting movement of the body, popular in the 1960s lets do the twist
- ▪ the extent of twisting of a rod or other object.
- ▪ force producing twisting; torque.
- ▪ forward motion combined with rotation about an axis. 同義詞
- ▪ the rifling in the bore of a gun barrels with a 1:24 inch twist
- 2. a thing with a spiral shape a licorice twist 同義詞
- ▪ a curled piece of lemon peel used to flavor a drink she drank vodka and tonic with a twist of lemon
- 3. a distorted shape he had a cruel twist to his mouth 同義詞
- ▪ an unusual feature of a person's personality, typically an unhealthy one her lack of considerateness is a personality twist which could bring her problems 同義詞
- 4. a point at which something turns or bends the car negotiated the twists and turns of the mountain road 同義詞
- ▪ an unexpected development of events it was soon time for the next twist of fate in his extraordinary career 同義詞
- ▪ a new treatment or outlook; a variation she takes conventional subjects and gives them a twist 同義詞
- 5. a fine strong thread consisting of twisted strands of cotton or silk.
- 6. British a drink consisting of two ingredients mixed together.
- 7. a carpet with a tightly curled pile.