What is twist?

  • (noun): A miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself.
    Synonyms: eddy
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on twist:

Let's Twist Again
... "Let's Twist Again" is a song written by Kal Mann and Dave Appell, and released as a single by Chubby Checker ... It refers to the Twist dance craze and his 1960 and 1961 re-released single "The Twist", a UK and U.S ... Checker also recorded the song in German as "Der Twist Beginnt" ...
Arias With A Twist
... Arias with a Twist is a collaborative play created by drag queen Joey Arias and puppeteer Basil Twist ...
An Invisible Thread - Reception
... anticipation." IGN said the ending was "quite possibly the coolest twist the series has ever given us." Entertainment Weekly's Marc Bernardin praised the twist, as well as Angela's anguish over finding ... makes Deal or No Deal look brilliant." and the New York Post who called the Sylar/Nathan twist "probably one of the worst decisions Heroes has ever made ...
Twist, Germany - External Links
... Official website (German) Website of the Heimathaus Twist a cultural institution known for Blues concerts (German) Website of the museum for crude oil and natural gas (German) ...
Monks (Oliver Twist) - In Other Media
... novel which seek to simplify the story, including Roman Polanski's 2005 adaptation of Oliver Twist ... In one musical adaption of Oliver Twist, Monks is portrayed as a young woman named Emma Leeford, trying to give Oliver, now portrayed as a girl named Olivia Twist, a bad name so she may inherit her father's money ... Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist Characters Oliver Twist Bill Sikes Fagin Mr ...

More definitions of "twist":

  • (verb): Do the twist.
  • (noun): Social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s.
    Example: "They liked to dance the twist"
  • (noun): A jerky pulling movement.
    Synonyms: wrench
  • (noun): A sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight.
    Synonyms: kink, twirl
  • (verb): Cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form.
    Example: "Twist the dough into a braid"
    Synonyms: flex, bend, deform, turn
  • (noun): The act of winding or twisting.
    Synonyms: wind, winding
  • (noun): Any clever (deceptive) maneuver.
    Synonyms: device, gimmick
  • (noun): A sharp strain on muscles or ligaments.
    Synonyms: wrench, pull
  • (noun): A hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair.
    Synonyms: braid, plait, tress
  • (verb): Form into twists.
    Example: "Twist the bacon around the sausage"
  • (verb): Turn in the opposite direction.
    Example: "Twist a wire"
  • (verb): Twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates.
    Synonyms: wrench
  • (noun): An interpretation of a text or action.
    Synonyms: construction
  • (noun): Turning or twisting around (in place).
    Example: "With a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"
    Synonyms: turn

Famous quotes containing the word twist:

    At first thou gav’st me milk and sweetnesses;
    I had my wish and way:
    My dayes were straw’d with flow’rs and happinesse;
    There was no month but May.
    But with my yeares sorrow did twist and grow,
    And made a partie unawares for wo.
    George Herbert (1593–1633)

    The greatest blunders, like the thickest ropes, are often compounded of a multitude of strands. Take the rope apart, separate it into the small threads that compose it, and you can break them one by one. You think, “That is all there was!” But twist them all together and you have something tremendous.
    Victor Hugo (1802–1885)

    Talk to them about things they don’t know. Try to give them an inferiority complex. If the actress is beautiful, screw her. If she isn’t, present her with a valuable painting she will not understand. If they insist on being boring, kick their asses or twist their noses. And that’s about all there is to it.
    John Huston (1906–1987)