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  • nouncurl, spin
  • nounsudden development; oddity
  • verbcurl, spin
  • verbmisrepresent

synonyms for twist

  • curve
  • flourish
  • arc
  • bend
  • braid
  • coil
  • convolution
  • curlicue
  • hank
  • helix
  • jerk
  • meander
  • plug
  • ply
  • pull
  • roll
  • spiral
  • swivel
  • torsion
  • turn
  • twine
  • undulation
  • warp
  • wind
  • wrench
  • yank
  • zigzag
See also synonyms for: twisted / twisting
  • quirk
  • revelation
  • slant
  • surprise
  • variation
  • aberration
  • bent
  • change
  • characteristic
  • confusion
  • crotchet
  • eccentricity
  • entanglement
  • foible
  • idiosyncrasy
  • kink
  • knot
  • mess
  • mix up
  • peculiarity
  • proclivity
  • snarl
  • tangle
  • trait
  • turn
  • screwup
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antonyms for twist

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  • line
  • untwist
  • straighten
  • explain
  • explicate
  • uncurl
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How to use twist in a sentence

It features multiple settings and a strobe function, and the rotating head focuses the flashlight’s beam from tight spotlight to wide flood with a quick twist.
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Amazon’s health efforts took a new twist, as the e-commerce giant on Thursday announced an app-based health advice service for consumers—called Halo—that requires its own activity tracking band.
AMAZON JUMPS INTO SMART WEARABLES MARKET WITH HALO ACTIVITY TRACKING BANDAARON PRESSMANAUGUST 27, 2020FORTUNE
Expect plenty more twists, turns and threats in the run-up to the November election, when rideshare companies hope California voters will let them officially opt out of following the new labor law.
VOSD PODCAST: PUMPING THE BRAKES ON RIDESHARE COMPANIES’ DRAMATIC EXITNATE JOHNAUGUST 21, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Here’s what global publishers need to know about the latest regulatory twists and turns down under between Google and the news business.
EXPLAINED: GOOGLE’S TUSSLE IN AUSTRALIA OVER PAYING PUBLISHERS FOR NEWSLARA O'REILLYAUGUST 19, 2020DIGIDAY
In each iteration we tried to add a visual twist to the design.
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Touch screen laptops do all the work of regular laptops—with an efficient twist.
THE BEST TOUCHSCREEN LAPTOPS FOR EFFICIENT, PORTABLE WORKPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMJULY 21, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
That twist “is the precise spot where a new planet must be forming,” says Di Folco.
DEVELOPING PLANET EMERGES IN A SWIRL OF GASLISA GROSSMANJULY 6, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
To record the snakes’ twists and turns, Yeaton, then at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, and colleagues affixed reflective tape on the snakes’ backs and used high-speed cameras to capture the motion.
HERE’S HOW FLYING SNAKES STAY ALOFTEMILY CONOVERJUNE 29, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Having wound these about the waist, they twist them so that they cover the privy parts.
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Bending lower over the handlebars, he opened the throttle with a twist of his left hand.
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WORDS RELATED TO TWIST

  • V
  • Y
  • bend
  • corner
  • crook
  • crotch
  • cusp
  • decline
  • divergence
  • dogleg
  • edge
  • elbow
  • flare
  • flection
  • flexure
  • fork
  • incline
  • intersection
  • knee
  • nook
  • notch
  • obliquity
  • point
  • slant
  • turn
  • turning
  • twist
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