twisted Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"twisted" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈtwɪs.tɪd/

twisted adjective (BENT)

B2 bent so that the ​originalshape is ​changed or ​destroyed: a twisted ​treetrunk twisted ​metal injuredslightly by being ​bent: It was nothing ​serious - just a twisted ​ankle.
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twisted adjective (STRANGE)

C2 strange and ​slightlyunpleasant or ​cruel: The ​letter was ​clearly the ​product of a twisted mind. The ​experience had ​left her bitter and twisted.
(Definition of twisted from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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twistedadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈtwɪs·tɪd/

twisted adjective [not gradable] (STRANGE)

unusual and ​strange; perverse : The ​letter was ​clearly written by someone with a twisted ​mind.

twisted adjective [not gradable] (TURNED)

bent so that the ​originalshape is ​changed or ​destroyed; ​turned in an ​awkward way: He ​missed the first ​game of the ​season because of a twisted ​ankle.
(Definition of twisted from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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