English definition of “twist”
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