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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Twist v. t. [imp. & p. p. Twisted; p. pr. & vb. n. Twisting.]
 1. To contort; to writhe; to complicate; to crook spirally; to convolve.
    Twist it into a serpentine form.   --Pope.
 2. Hence, to turn from the true form or meaning; to pervert; as, to twist a passage cited from an author.
 3. To distort, as a solid body, by turning one part relatively to another about an axis passing through both; to subject to torsion; as, to twist a shaft.
 4. To wreathe; to wind; to encircle; to unite by intertexture of parts. “Longing to twist bays with that ivy.”
    There are pillars of smoke twisted about with wreaths of flame.   --T. Burnet.
 5. To wind into; to insinuate; -- used reflexively; as, avarice twists itself into all human concerns.
 6. To unite by winding one thread, strand, or other flexible substance, round another; to form by convolution, or winding separate things round each other; as, to twist yarn or thread.
 7. Hence, to form as if by winding one part around another; to wreathe; to make up.
 Was it not to this end
 That thou began'st to twist so fine a story?   --Shak.
 8. To form into a thread from many fine filaments; as, to twist wool or cotton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Twist·ing, a. & n. from Twist.
 Twisting pair. Kinematics See under Pair, n., 7.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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,
      n 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,