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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turn, turn round, swivel, swivel round, skew, skew round, spin, spin round, 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’

SYNONYMS
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’

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

noun

1‘the twist of a dial’

SYNONYMS
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’

SYNONYMS
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
    persuade
    talk someone into something
    informal lean on, put the screws on