Translation of "twist" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /twɪst/ us /twɪst/

twist verb (TURN)

C2 [ I or T ] to turn something, especially repeatedly, or to turn or wrap one thing around another

The path twists and turns for over a mile. 这条小路弯弯曲曲,长达1英里多。
She sat there nervously twisting the ring around on her finger. 她紧张地坐在那儿,不停地转着手指上的戒指。
She twisted her head (round) so she could see what was happening. 她扭过头来,想看看发生了什么事。
Twist the rope tightly round that post over there. 把绳子紧紧缠在那根柱子上。

C1 [ T ] If you twist a part of your body, such as your ankle, you injure it by suddenly turning it.

She slipped on the ice and twisted her knee. 她在冰上滑了一跤,结果扭伤了膝盖。

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twist verb (CHANGE)

C2 [ T ] disapproving to change information so that it gives the message you want it to give, especially in a way that is dishonest

This report shows how she twisted the truth to claim successes where none, in fact, existed. 这份报告表明她歪曲事实,她所宣称的那些成就其实根本不存在。
You're twisting my words - that's not what I said at all. 你在歪曲我的话——我根本不是那样说的。


uk /twɪst/ us /twɪst/

twist noun (TURN)

[ C ] an act of twisting something

She gave the cap another twist to make sure it was tight. 她再次拧了一下盖子,以确保盖紧了。
an Elvis-style twist of the hips 猫王式的臀部扭动

[ C ] the shape of or a piece of something that has been twisted

a twist of hair 麻花辫
a twist of lemon 柠檬片卷

[ C ] a tight bend

a path with many twists and turns 蜿蜒曲折的小路

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twist noun (CHANGE)

[ C ] a change in the way in which something happens

The story took a surprise twist today with media reports that the doctor had resigned. 媒体报道该医生已经辞职,从而使事情在今天有了惊人的转折。
The incident was the latest twist in the continuing saga of fraud and high scandal in banks and stock brokerages. 此事件是银行和股票经纪公司持续不断的诈骗和高层丑闻的最新发展。
But for a cruel twist of fate/fortune, he could now be running his own business. 要不是时运不济,他现在可能正在经营自己的公司了。
There's an unexpected twist in/to the plot towards the end of the film. 电影结尾部分的情节出人意料。

[ C ] a complicated situation or plan of action

the twists and turns of fate 命运的曲折变化
It has proved very difficult to unravel the twists and turns and contradictions of the evidence. 事实已经证明,要理清复杂且矛盾丛生的证据的确不容易。

twist noun (DANCE)

the twist [ S ]

a dance in which people stay in one place and twist their bodies from side to side to music


(Translation of “twist” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)