Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"
- S: (n) turn, turn of events, twist (an unforeseen development) "events suddenly took an awkward turn"
- S: (n) construction, twist (an interpretation of a text or action) "they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"
- S: (n) device, gimmick, twist (any clever maneuver) "he would stoop to any device to win a point"; "it was a great sales gimmick"; "a cheap promotions gimmick for greedy businessmen"
- S: (n) spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl (the act of rotating rapidly) "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"
- S: (n) wrench, twist, pull (a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments) "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
- S: (n) kink, twist, twirl (a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight)
- S: (n) bend, crook, twist, turn (a circular segment of a curve) "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"
- S: (n) eddy, twist (a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself)
- S: (n) twist, wrench (a jerky pulling movement)
- S: (n) braid, plait, tress, twist (a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair)
- S: (n) twist (social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s) "they liked to dance the twist"
- S: (n) wind, winding, twist (the act of winding or twisting) "he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"
- S: (n) twist, turn (turning or twisting around (in place)) "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"
- S: (v) writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twist (to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)) "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace"
- S: (v) flex, bend, deform, twist, turn (cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form) "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar"
- S: (v) twist (turn in the opposite direction) "twist one's head"
- S: (v) twist, twine, distort (form into a spiral shape) "The cord is all twisted"
- S: (v) twist (form into twists) "Twist the strips of dough"
- S: (v) wind, twist, curve (extend in curves and turns) "The road winds around the lake"; "the path twisted through the forest"
- S: (v) twist (do the twist)
- S: (v) wrench, 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) "wrench a window off its hinges"; "wrench oneself free from somebody's grip"; "a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest"
- S: (v) twist, twist around, pervert, convolute, sophisticate (practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive) "Don't twist my words"
- S: (v) twist, sprain, wrench, turn, wrick, rick (twist suddenly so as to sprain) "wrench one's ankle"; "The wrestler twisted his shoulder"; "the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell"; "I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days"