Meaning of “twist” - Learner’s Dictionary

twist

verb uk us /twɪst/
TURN [ T ]

to turn something using your hand:

She sat there nervously twisting the ring around on her finger.
BEND [ T ]

to bend and turn something many times and change its shape:

The wheels of the bike had been twisted in the accident.
TURN YOUR BODY [ I, T ]

to turn part of your body to face a different direction:

She twisted her head so she could see what was happening.
CHANGE DIRECTION [ I ]

If a road, river, etc twists, it has a lot of bends in it:

The path twisted and turned up the side of the mountain.
INJURE [ T ]

If you twist a part of your body, such as your knee, you injure it by turning it suddenly.

CHANGE MEANING [ T ]

to unfairly change the meaning of something that someone has said:

Journalists had twisted his remarks.
→ See also twist sb's arm

(Definition of “twist verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)