Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “twist”

twist

noun [C]
 
 
/twɪst/
UNEXPECTED CHANGE a sudden change in a story or situation that you do not expect: The story has an unusual twist at the end.Change and changes
MOVEMENT the movement of twisting somethingBending, twisting and curving
PART a part of something that is twisted: There's a twist in the wire.Bending, twisting and curving
SHAPE a shape that is made by twisting something: Finally, add a twist of lemon for decoration.Geometrical shapesSpherical, circular and annular objects
RIVER/ROAD a bend in a river, road, etcBending, twisting and curvingRoad surfaces and features
(Definition of twist noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “twist” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

microbrewery

a small company that makes beer, usually using traditional methods, and often has a restaurant where its beer is served

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More