What is twist?

  • (noun): A jerky pulling movement.
    Synonyms: wrench
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on twist:

An Invisible Thread - Reception
... edge-of-your-seat 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 ... 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) ...
Arias With A Twist
... Arias with a Twist is a collaborative play created by drag queen Joey Arias and puppeteer Basil Twist ...
Monks (Oliver Twist) - In Other Media
... 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 ... 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): Do the twist.
  • (noun): A miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself.
    Synonyms: eddy
  • (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 hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair.
    Synonyms: braid, plait, tress
  • (verb): Form into twists.
    Example: "Twist the bacon around the sausage"
  • (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): A sharp strain on muscles or ligaments.
    Synonyms: wrench, pull
  • (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): Any clever (deceptive) maneuver.
    Synonyms: device, gimmick
  • (verb): Turn in the opposite direction.
    Example: "Twist a wire"
  • (noun): A sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight.
    Synonyms: kink, twirl
  • (noun): Turning or twisting around (in place).
    Example: "With a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"
    Synonyms: turn
  • (noun): The act of winding or twisting.
    Synonyms: wind, winding
  • (noun): An interpretation of a text or action.
    Synonyms: construction

Famous quotes containing the word twist:

    The duce of any other rule have I to govern myself by in this affair—and if I had one ... I would twist it and tear it to pieces, and throw it into the fire when I had done—Am I warm? I am, and the cause demands it—a pretty story! is a man to follow rules—or rules to follow him?
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)

    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)