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twist /twist/
  • danh từ
    • sự xoắn, sự vặn, sự bện; vòng xoắn
      • to give the rope a few more twists: xoắn sợi dây thêm vài dòng nữa
    • sợi xe, thừng bện
    • cuộn (thuốc lá); gói (thuốc, kẹo...) xoắn hai đầu
    • sự nhăn nhó, sự méo mó, sự quằn quại
      • to speak with a twist of the lips: nói cái môi cứ méo đi
    • khúc cong, khúc lượn quanh co
      • a twist in a road: khúc đường quanh co
    • sự xoáy (quả bóng)
      • to set a lot of twist on the ball: đánh quả banh rất xoáy
    • sự trẹo gân, sự sái gân, sự trẹo xương
      • to give one's ankle a twist: bị trật xương mắt cá
    • (kỹ thuật) sự vênh (tấm ván)
    • điệu nhảy tuýt
    • khuynh hướng; bản tính
      • most of those errors were owing to a peculiar twist of his mind: hầu hết những sai lầm đều do ở cái tính hơi lập dị của anh ta
    • sự bóp méo, sự xuyên tạc
      • a twist to the truth: điều bóp méo sự thật
    • rượu pha trộn (cônhăc, uytky...)
    • (thông tục) sự thèm ăn, sự muốn ăn
      • to have a awful twist: thèm ăn ghê lắm
    • twist of the wrist
      • trò khéo tay; sự khéo léo
    • a twist on the shorts
      • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) sự bán hàng với giá cứa cổ (đầu cơ lúc khan hiếm)
    • twists and turns
      • những chỗ quanh co khúc khuỷu; những cái ngoắt ngoéo ngóc ngách
    • he knows the twists and turns of the place: nó biết tất cả những ngóc ngách của nơi đó
    • to know the twists and turns of the laws: biết tất cả những chỗ ngoắt ngoéo của luật pháp
  • ngoại động từ
    • xoắn, vặn, xe, bện, kết
      • to twist a thread: bên một sợi chỉ
      • to twista garland: kết một vòng hoa
      • to twist a wet cloth: vắt cái khắn ướt
      • to twist someone's arm: vặn cánh tay ai
    • nhăn, làm méo
      • to twist one's face: nhăn mặt
    • làm trẹo, làm cho sái
      • to twist one's ankle: làm sái mắt cá chân
    • (thể dục,thể thao) đánh xoáy (nghĩa bóng)
    • (nghĩa bóng) bóp méo, làm sai đi, xuyên tạc
      • to twist the truth: bóp méo sự thật
    • lách, len lỏi, đi vòng vèo
      • to twist one's way throuigh the crowd: lách (len lỏi) qua đám đông
  • nội động từ
    • xoắn lại, cuộn lại
      • the stng had twisted into a knot: sợi dây xoắn lại thành một búi
    • quằn quại, oằn oại, vặn vẹo mình
      • to twist with pain: quằn quại đau đớn
    • trật, sái
      • my ankle twisted: xương mắt cá chân tôi bị trật
    • lượn vòng, uốn khúc quanh co
      • the road twists and twists: con đường quanh co khúc khuỷ
    • len, lách, đi vòng vèo
      • to twist through the crowd: lách qua đám đông
    • to twist off
      • xoắn đứt, vặn gãy
    • to twist off a piece of wire: xoắn đứt sợi dây thép
    • to twist up
      • xoắn trôn ốc, cuộn lên thành hình trôn ốc (khói); cuộn (mảnh giấy) thành hình trôn ốc
Concise Dictionary
twists|twisted|twistingtwɪst
noun
+an unforeseen development
+an interpretation of a text or action
+any clever maneuver
+the act of rotating rapidly
+a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
+a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
+a circular segment of a curve
+a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself
+a jerky pulling movement
+a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
+social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s
+the act of winding or twisting
+turning or twisting around (in place)
verb
+to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
+cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
+turn in the opposite direction
+form into a spiral shape
+form into twists
+extend in curves and turns
+do the twist
+twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates
+practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
+twist suddenly so as to sprain

Thesaurus Dictionary
v.
1 plait, braid, weave, entwine, intertwine, twine, interweave, pleach, splice, wreathe, interlace:
She twisted together some daisies to make a garland for her hair.
2 distort, warp, contort, pervert, alter, change, slant, bias, colour, falsify, misquote, misstate, garble, miscite, misrepresent, violate; misinterpret, mistranslate, misunderstand, misconstrue:
He twisted her words so that she seemed to be saying the opposite of what she intended.
3 wriggle, worm, squirm, writhe, wiggle:
The little beggar twisted out of my grasp and ran for his life.
4 wind, snake, meander, turn, zigzag, worm, bend, curve:
I lost sight of the stream where it twisted through the undergrowth.
5 wrench, turn, sprain, rick or wrick:
I twisted my ankle on a faulty step.
6 twist (one's or someone's) arm. force, coerce, make, persuade, bully, Brit pressurize, US pressure:
I didn't want to go, but she twisted my arm.
n.
7 coil, spiral, skew, zigzag, dog-leg, turn, curve, angle, bend, bow, meander:
The road is full of twists and turns.
8 interpretation, analysis, understanding, slant, angle, construction, construal; treatment, approach, version, variation:
This book puts a new twist on the fall of the Roman Empire.
9 distortion, misinterpretation, contortion, perversion, warping, alteration, change, departure, bias, colouring, falsification, misquotation, misstatement, garbling, misrepresentation; mistranslation, misunderstanding, misconstrual, misconstruction:
It was a twist of fate that brought us together again. She gave everything he said such a twist that he scarcely recognized his own ideas.
10 quirk, idiosyncrasy, crotchet, peculiarity, oddity, trick, eccentricity, incongruity, inconsistency, irregularity; weakness, flaw, fault, foible, failing:
Owing to a twist in his character, he has developed a hatred of women.
11 round the twist. mad, crazy, insane, eccentric, Colloq daft, Brit round the bend, Slang nuts, nutty, bonkers, cuckoo, batty, off (one's) rocker, Brit barmy or balmy:
Kevin's gone round the twist if he thinks I am going out with his sister.
Advanced English Dictionary
verb, noun
+ verb
bend into shape
1 [VN] to bend or turn sth into a particular shape: Twist the wire to form a circle. + Her hair was twisted into a knot on top of her head.
2 [often +adv./prep.] to bend or turn sth into a shape or position that is not normal or natural; to be bent or turned in this way: [VN] The bike was just a heap of twisted metal. + He grabbed me and twisted my arm behind my back. + [V] Her face twisted in anger.
turn body
3 to turn part of your body around while the rest stays still: [VN] He twisted his head around to look at her. + [V] She twisted in her chair when I called her name.
4 [usually +adv./prep.] to turn your body with quick sharp movements and change direction often: [V] I twisted and turned to avoid being caught. + She tried unsuccessfully to twist free. + [VN] He managed to twist himself round in the restricted space.
turn with hand
5 [VN] to turn sth around in a circle with your hand: Twist the knob to the left to open the door. + Nervously I twisted the ring on my finger.
of roads / rivers
6 [V] to bend and change direction often: The road twists and turns along the coast. + narrow twisting streets + a twisting staircase
ankle / wrist / knee
7 [VN] to injure part of your body, especially your ankle, wrist or knee, bending it in an awkward way: She fell and twisted her ankle.
wind around
8 [VN +adv./prep.] to wind sth around or through an object: She twisted a scarf around her head. + The telephone cable has got twisted (= wound around itself).
9 [V] ~ (round / around sth) to move or grow by winding around sth: A snake was twisting around his arm.
facts
10 [VN] to deliberately change the meaning of what sb has said, or to present facts in a particular way, in order to benefit yourself or harm sb else: You always twist everything I say. + The newspaper was accused of twisting the facts.
threads
11 [VN] ~ sth (into sth) to turn or wind threads, etc. together to make sth longer or thicker: They had twisted the sheets into a rope and escaped by climbing down it.
Idioms: twist sb's arm (informal) to persuade or force sb to do sth
more at KNIFE n., LITTLE FINGER
Phrasal Verbs: twist sth<->off to turn and pull sth with your hand to remove it from sth: I twisted off the lid and looked inside. + a twist-off cap / top
+ noun
action of turning
1 [C] the action of turning sth with your hand, or of turning a part of your body: She gave the lid another twist and it came off. + He gave a shy smile and a little twist of his head.
unexpected change
2 [C] an unexpected change or development in a story or situation: the twists and turns of his political career + The story has taken another twist. + The disappearance of a vital witness added a new twist to the case. + By a curious twist of fate we met again only a week or so later. + a bizarre twist to the tale
in road / river
3 [C] a sharp bend in a road or river: The car followed the twists and turns of the mountain road. + They approached a twist in the path.
shape
4 [C] a thing that has been twisted into a particular shape: a twist of tobacco / paper + mineral water with a twist of lemon
dance
5 (the twist) [sing.] a fast dance that was popular in the 1960s in which you twist from side to side
Idioms: round the bend / twist (informal, especially BrE) crazy: She's gone completely round the twist.
more at KNICKERS
Collocation Dictionary
noun

1 act of twisting sth

ADJ.

little, slight | quick, sharp | wry

VERB + TWIST

give sth
Give the cap another twist?it's not on properly.

PREP.

~ of
He finished him off with a quick twist of the knife.
| ~ to
a wry twist to her mouth

2 change/development

ADJ.

further, new | final, latest
the latest twist in the saga of high-level corruption
| bizarre, curious, dramatic, interesting, ironic, strange, unexpected | distinctive | cruel, vicious
a cruel twist of fate
| plot

VERB + TWIST

give sth
The writer takes well-known fairy tales and gives them an ironic twist.
| take
The scandal has taken a new twist this week.

PREP.

in a ~, with a ~
classic French dishes with a twist (= with a difference)
| ~ in
a twist in the plot
| ~ to
In a bizarre twist to the evening the police came at eleven and arrested our host.

PHRASES

a twist in the tail
The story has a twist in the tail?six months later she married the husband of her victim.
| a twist of fate, twists and turns
the twists and turns in the economy

3 in a road, river, etc.

ADJ.

sharp

PREP.

~ in
a sharp twist in the road

PHRASES

twists and turns
the twists and turns of the river

verb

ADV.

slightly
She twisted slightly in her chair to look up at him.
| gently
Gently twist off the green stalks.
| violently
She fired again and saw the creature twist violently.
| bitterly, scornfully, wryly
His mouth twisted bitterly.
| away, off, together, up
Her black her was twisted up into a knot on top of her head.

PREP.

around/round
I twisted the bandage round his leg.
| with
His face was twisted with rage.

PHRASES

twist and turn
The road twists and turns along the coast.
| twist (yourself) free
He managed to twist himself free.
| twist sth out of shape
Her mouth was twisted out of shape by grief.



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