What is twist?

  • (noun): A sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight.
    Synonyms: kink, twirl
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on twist:

An Invisible Thread - Reception
... 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 Nathan's body ... 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 ...
Arias With A Twist
... Arias with a Twist is a collaborative play created by drag queen Joey Arias and puppeteer Basil Twist ...
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
... 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 ... Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist Characters Oliver Twist Bill Sikes Fagin Mr ...
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" ...

More definitions of "twist":

  • (verb): Form into twists.
    Example: "Twist the bacon around the sausage"
  • (noun): Turning or twisting around (in place).
    Example: "With a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"
    Synonyms: turn
  • (verb): Do the twist.
  • (noun): A sharp strain on muscles or ligaments.
    Synonyms: wrench, pull
  • (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): An interpretation of a text or action.
    Synonyms: construction
  • (verb): Turn in the opposite direction.
    Example: "Twist a wire"
  • (noun): A jerky pulling movement.
    Synonyms: wrench
  • (noun): Any clever (deceptive) maneuver.
    Synonyms: device, gimmick
  • (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): A miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself.
    Synonyms: eddy
  • (noun): The act of winding or twisting.
    Synonyms: wind, winding
  • (noun): A hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair.
    Synonyms: braid, plait, tress
  • (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

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)

    When we were at school we were taught to sing the songs of the Europeans. How many of us were taught the songs of the Wanyamwezi or of the Wahehe? Many of us have learnt to dance the rumba, or the cha cha, to rock and roll and to twist and even to dance the waltz and foxtrot. But how many of us can dance, or have even heard of the gombe sugu, the mangala, nyang’umumi, kiduo, or lele mama?
    Julius K. Nyerere (b. 1922)

    [My father] was serious;Mhe was all uniformity;Mhe was systematical, and, like all systematick reasoners, he would move both heaven and earth, and twist and torture every thing in nature to support his hypothesis.
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)