AskDefine | Define twisting

Dictionary Definition

twisting adj
1 having a twisting or snake-like or worm-like motion; "squirming boys"; "wiggly worms"; "writhing snakes" [syn: squirming, wiggling, wiggly, wriggling, wriggly, writhing]
2 marked by repeated turns and bends; "a tortuous road up the mountain"; "winding roads are full of surprises"; "had to steer the car down a twisty track" [syn: tortuous, twisty, winding]


1 the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean [syn: distortion, overrefinement, straining, torture]
2 the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting" [syn: spin, twirl, twist, whirl]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. present participle of twist

Extensive Definition

Twist may refer to:


Film and stage



See also

twisting in German: Twist
twisting in Dutch: Twist
twisting in Japanese: ツイスト
twisting in Finnish: Twist
twisting in Swedish: Twist

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

aberrant, aberrative, abstractionism, abuse of terms, ambages, ambagious, anfractuosity, anfractuous, bending, braiding, catachresis, circuitous, circuitousness, circumambages, circumbendibus, circumlocution, circumlocutory, circumvolution, coloring, contorting, convolution, convolutional, crinkle, crinkling, curving, deformation, departing, desultory, deviant, deviating, deviative, deviatory, devious, digressive, discursive, distortion, eisegesis, enlacement, entwinement, entwining, errant, erratic, error, exaggeration, excursive, expressionism, fabric, false coloring, falsification, flexuose, flexuosity, flexuous, flexuousness, garbling, gloss, hyperbole, inaccuracy, indirect, injustice, interknitting, interlacement, interlacery, interlacing, intertexture, interthreading, intertieing, intertwinement, intertwining, intertwisting, interweavement, interweaving, intorsion, involute, involuted, involution, involutional, knitting, labyrinthine, lacing, litotes, malentendu, malobservation, mazy, meander, meandering, meandrous, misapplication, misapprehension, miscitation, miscoloring, misconception, misconstruction, misdrawing, misexplanation, misexplication, misexposition, misintelligence, misinterpretation, misjudgment, mispainting, misquotation, misreading, misrendering, misreport, misrepresentation, misstatement, misteaching, mistranslation, misunderstanding, misuse of words, nonrealism, out-of-the-way, overdrawing, overstatement, perversion, plaiting, planetary, rambling, rivose, rivulation, rivulose, roundabout, roving, ruffled, serpentine, shifting, sinuate, sinuation, sinuose, sinuosity, sinuous, sinuousness, slanting, slinkiness, snakiness, snaky, squeezing, stray, swerving, texture, tissue, torsion, torsional, tortile, tortility, tortuosity, tortuous, tortuousness, torturing, turning, twining, twisty, understatement, undirected, undulation, vagrant, veering, wandering, warp and woof, warpage, wave, waving, weave, weaving, web, weftage, whorled, winding, wreathing, wreathlike, wreathy, wrenching, zigzag
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