Synonyms of twist in English:

twist


See definition of twist

verb

1‘the force of the impact had twisted the chassis’

SYNONYMS

crumple, crush, buckle, mangle, warp, bend out of shape, misshape, deform, distort

North American informal pretzel

ANTONYMS

straighten

2‘her face twisted with rage’

SYNONYMS

contort, screw up, quirk

3‘Ma was anxiously twisting a handkerchief’

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wring, squeeze, knead

4‘Marco twisted round in his seat to look at her’

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pivot, rotate, revolve

5‘she twisted out of his grasp’

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wriggle, writhe, squirm, worm, wiggle

6‘he landed awkwardly and twisted his ankle’

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sprain, wrench, turn, rick, crick

7‘you are deliberately twisting my words’

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distort, misrepresent, change, alter, pervert, falsify, warp, skew, put the wrong slant on, misinterpret, misconstrue, misstate, misquote, quote out of context, take out of context, misreport

garble

8‘he reached for the radio and twisted the knob’

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twiddle, adjust, turn, rotate, swivel

9‘she twisted a lock of hair around her finger’

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wind, twirl, coil, curl, wrap

10‘cables made up of several wires twisted together’

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intertwine, twine, entwine, interlace, weave, plait, interweave, braid, wreathe, coil, wind

literary pleach

11‘the road twisted and turned through the hills’

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wind, bend, curve, turn, meander, weave, zigzag, swerve, loop, corkscrew, snake, worm


noun

1‘the twist of a dial’

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turn, twirl, spin, rotation, roll

2‘the strange twist of his mouth betrayed an inner fury’

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contortion, contorted shape, distorted shape

3‘a slight personality twist which could cause her problems’

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quirk, idiosyncrasy, foible, eccentricity, peculiarity, oddity, kink

aberration, fault, flaw, imperfection, defect, failing, weakness

deviation, perversion

4‘long twists of black hair’

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ringlet, curl, corkscrew, coil

lock, hank

5‘the twists and turns of the mountain road’

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bend, curve, turn, zigzag, loop, kink, dog-leg

British hairpin bend

6‘the twists and turns of the plot’

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convolution, complication, complexity, intricacy

surprise, revelation

7‘Loretta was still trying to take in this curious twist of fate’

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development, turn of events, incident, happening, occurrence

turnabout

8‘a new twist on an old theme’

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interpretation, slant, outlook, angle, approach, treatment

alteration, variation


Phrases

    twist someone's arm

      ‘don't let him twist your arm if you really don't want to go’

      SYNONYMS

      pressurize, coerce, bulldoze, force, railroad

      informal

      persuade

      informal

      talk someone into something

      informal

      lean on, put the screws on