twist noun - definition in the Learner's Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “twist”

See all translations

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

prime time

in television and radio broadcasting, the time when the largest number of people are watching or listening

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

e-juice noun

April 27, 2015
the liquid content in an e-cigarette, which includes nicotine and may be flavoured in various ways Cannabidiol oil that comes from industrial hemp plants, which is what is infused into our e-juice, is 100 per cent legal.

Read More