Twist
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To contort; to writhe; to complicate; to crook spirally; to convolve.

2. (v. t.) Hence, to turn from the true form or meaning; to pervert; as, to twist a passage cited from an author.

3. (v. t.) To distort, as a solid body, by turning one part relatively to another about an axis passing through both; to subject to torsion; as, to twist a shaft.

4. (v. t.) To wreathe; to wind; to encircle; to unite by intertexture of parts.

5. (v. t.) To wind into; to insinuate; -- used reflexively; as, avarice twists itself into all human concerns.

6. (v. t.) To unite by winding one thread, strand, or other flexible substance, round another; to form by convolution, or winding separate things round each other; as, to twist yarn or thread.

7. (v. t.) Hence, to form as if by winding one part around another; to wreathe; to make up.

8. (v. t.) To form into a thread from many fine filaments; as, to twist wool or cotton.

9. (v. i.) To be contorted; to writhe; to be distorted by torsion; to be united by winding round each other; to be or become twisted; as, some strands will twist more easily than others.

10. (v. i.) To follow a helical or spiral course; to be in the form of a helix.

11. (n.) The act of twisting; a contortion; a flexure; a convolution; a bending.

12. (n.) The form given in twisting.

13. (n.) That which is formed by twisting, convoluting, or uniting parts.

14. (n.) A cord, thread, or anything flexible, formed by winding strands or separate things round each other.

15. (n.) A kind of closely twisted, strong sewing silk, used by tailors, saddlers, and the like.

16. (n.) A kind of cotton yarn, of several varieties.

17. (n.) A roll of twisted dough, baked.

18. (n.) A little twisted roll of tobacco.

19. (n.) One of the threads of a warp, -- usually more tightly twisted than the filling.

20. (n.) A material for gun barrels, consisting of iron and steel twisted and welded together; as, Damascus twist.

21. (n.) The spiral course of the rifling of a gun barrel or a cannon.

22. (n.) A beverage made of brandy and gin.

23. (n.) A twig.

Greek
4761. strebloo -- to twist
... to twist. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: strebloo Phonetic Spelling:
(streb-lo'-o) Short Definition: I rack, pervert, twist Definition: I twist, torture ...
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4962. sustrepho -- to twist together, hence to gather together ...
... to twist together, hence to gather together (pass.). Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: sustrepho Phonetic Spelling: (soos-tref'-o) Short Definition: I ...
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1794. entulisso -- to wrap up
... Word Origin from en and tulisso (to twist) Definition to wrap up NASB Word
Usage rolled (1), wrapped (2). wrap together, fold up. ...
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4120. pleko -- to plait
... of Speech: Verb Transliteration: pleko Phonetic Spelling: (plek'-o) Short Definition:
I weave together, plait Definition: I weave together, plait, twist, braid ...
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4762. strepho -- to turn, ie to change
... Strengthened from the base of trope; to twist, ie Turn quite around or reverse
(literally or figuratively) -- convert, turn (again, back again, self, self about ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6140. aqash -- to twist
... 6139, 6140. aqash. 6141 . to twist. Transliteration: aqash Phonetic Spelling:
(aw-kash') Short Definition: crooked. Word Origin a prim. ...
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5753a. avah -- to bend, twist
... 5753, 5753a. avah. 5753b . to bend, twist. Transliteration: avah Short
Definition: perverse. Word Origin a prim. root Definition ...
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8308. sarak -- to twist
... to twist. Transliteration: sarak Phonetic Spelling: (saw-rak') Short Definition:
entangling. ... root Definition to twist NASB Word Usage entangling (1). traverse. ...
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6127. aqal -- to bend, twist
... to bend, twist. Transliteration: aqal Phonetic Spelling: (aw-kal') Short Definition:
perverted. ... root Definition to bend, twist NASB Word Usage perverted (1). ...
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3943. laphath -- to twist, turn, grasp with a twisting motion
... 3942, 3943. laphath. 3944 . to twist, turn, grasp with a twisting motion.
Transliteration: laphath Phonetic Spelling: (law-fath') Short Definition: forward ...
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5557. salaph -- to twist, pervert, overturn
... 5556, 5557. salaph. 5558 . to twist, pervert, overturn. Transliteration: salaph
Phonetic Spelling: (saw-laf') Short Definition: overthrows. Word Origin a prim ...
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6617. pathal -- to twist
... 6616, 6617. pathal. 6618 . to twist. Transliteration: pathal Phonetic Spelling:
(paw-thal') Short Definition: astute. Word Origin a prim. ...
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5753. avah -- to bend, twist
... 5752, 5753. avah. 5753a . to bend, twist. Transliteration: avah Phonetic
Spelling: (aw-vaw') Short Definition: amiss. do amiss, bow ...
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3915. layil -- night
... 21:11) leyl {lale}; also laylah {lah'- yel-aw}; from the same as luwl; properly,
a twist (away of the light), ie Night; figuratively, adversity -- ((mid ...
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6130. Aqan -- a descendant of Esau
... of Esau NASB Word Usage Akan (1). Akan. From an unused root meaning to twist; tortuous;
Akan, an Idummaean -- Akan. Compare Ya'aqan. see HEBREW Ya'aqan. ...
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Library

His Religious Experience. Tries to be a Methodist. Hopes to Become ...
... To chew tobacco seemed to me to be manly; so to let the people see I was thus far
developed, I prepared me a rough twist of "long green;" this I stuck in my ...
/.../chapter iii his religious experience.htm

Jesus is God, Following us Up.
... light. If it be twisted, his seeing, his understanding, is twisted. The
twist in the will regulates the twist in the eye. Both ways ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks about jesus/jesus is god following us.htm

The Honored Servant
... But he did more; he laid his hand on me"it was a pierced hand"and from that day
I had a twist in my understanding and my judgment; those who knew me saw ...
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The Judgment of Drunkards and Mockers
... coronet or flowery wreath, twined round the brows of the hill; and that poetical
metaphor is the more natural, since revellers were wont to twist garlands in ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture h/the judgment of drunkards and.htm

He came to his Own.
... And she was a simple uncultured country woman with a broad provincial twist
on her tongue. But she was blissfully unconscious of this. ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks on johns gospel/he came to his own.htm

Home-Education.
... CHAPTER XVI. HOME-EDUCATION. SECTION I. THE CHARACTER OF HOME EDUCATION. "Scratch
the green rind of a sapling, or wantonly twist it in the soil, The scarred ...
/.../philips/the christian home/chapter xvi home-education.htm

After the Whole People had Been Freed from all Distress...
... And just as those who twist skeins, if they have one to hold the end, work the whole
string with nicety, but if there is no one to do this, cannot even ...
/.../chrysostom/on the priesthood/homily xiv after the whole.htm

Practical Righteousness
... when we honestly try to make the tree good that its fruit may be good we come full
front up to this, that there is a streak in us, a stain, a twist"call it ...
/.../expositions of holy scripture ephesians peter/practical righteousness.htm

The Evolution of Language
... Then by imitating the unmistakable kind of twist with which one turns a
treacle-spoon, it is made known that it is treacle the child has to buy. ...
/.../the lowell lectures on the ascent of man/chapter v the evolution of.htm

Sinners Bound with the Cords of Sin
... The lifelong occupation of the ungodly man is to twist ropes of sin. All his sins
are as so much twine and cord out of which ropes may be made. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 16 1870/sinners bound with the cords.htm

Thesaurus
Twist (5 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) Hence, to turn from the true form or meaning; to pervert; as, to
twist a passage cited from an author. 3. (vt) To distort ...
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Distort (8 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To twist into an unnatural or irregular shape;
to twist aside physically; as, to distort the limbs, or the body. ...
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Wrest (8 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To turn; to twist; to pull away by force,
or as if by, violent wringing or twisting. 2. (vt) To ...
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Warp (9 Occurrences)
... to utter. 2. (vt) To turn or twist out of shape; esp., to twist or bend
out of a flat plane by contraction or otherwise. 3. (vt) To ...
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Twine (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (n.) A twist; a convolution. ... 4. (n.) To twist together; to form by twisting
or winding of threads; to wreathe; as, fine twined linen. ...
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Throw (135 Occurrences)
... 13. (vt) To bring forth; to produce, as young; to bear; -- said especially of rabbits.
14. (vt) To twist two or more filaments of, as silk, so as to form one ...
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Writhe (6 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To twist and to turn in pain; as to writhe from an ankle sprain. ... 4. (vi)
To twist or contort the body; to be distorted; as, to writhe with agony. ...
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Wring (4 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To twist and compress; to turn and strain with violence; to writhe;
to squeeze hard; to pinch; as, to wring clothes in washing. ...
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Wind (180 Occurrences)
... or with repeated turns; especially, to turn about something fixed; to cause to form
convolutions about anything; to coil; to twine; to twist; to wreathe; as ...
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Twins (9 Occurrences)

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Concordance
Twist (5 Occurrences)

2 Peter 3:16
as also in all of his letters, speaking in them of these things. In those, there are some things that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unsettled twist, as they also do to the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.
(WEB BBE RSV)

Judges 16:9
Now she had men waiting secretly in the inner room; and she said to him, The Philistines are on you, Samson. And the cords were broken by him as a twist of thread is broken when touched by a flame. So the secret of his strength did not come to light.
(BBE)

Psalms 56:5
All day long they twist my words. All their thoughts are against me for evil.
(WEB NIV)

Isaiah 24:1
See, the Lord is making the earth waste and unpeopled, he is turning it upside down, and sending the people in all directions.
(See RSV)

Micah 3:9
Then give ear to this, you heads of the children of Jacob, you rulers of the children of Israel, hating what is right, twisting what is straight.
(Root in BBE NAS)

Subtopics

Twist

Related Terms

Distort (8 Occurrences)

Wrest (8 Occurrences)

Warp (9 Occurrences)

Twine (1 Occurrence)

Throw (135 Occurrences)

Writhe (6 Occurrences)

Wring (4 Occurrences)

Wind (180 Occurrences)

Twins (9 Occurrences)

Twisted (79 Occurrences)

Vex (20 Occurrences)

Unsettled (5 Occurrences)

Left-handed (3 Occurrences)

Lay (524 Occurrences)

Wreath (21 Occurrences)

Injure (16 Occurrences)

Fly (33 Occurrences)

Twisting (13 Occurrences)

Thread (32 Occurrences)

Entangle (7 Occurrences)

English

Mat (17 Occurrences)

Plotting (13 Occurrences)

Ply (3 Occurrences)

Bought (66 Occurrences)

Bounds (21 Occurrences)

Anguish (75 Occurrences)

Spin (4 Occurrences)

Subvert (4 Occurrences)

Roll (57 Occurrences)

Letters (51 Occurrences)

Ignorant (32 Occurrences)

Scriptures (25 Occurrences)

Matters (131 Occurrences)

Secretly (104 Occurrences)

Touched (96 Occurrences)

Room (174 Occurrences)

Thoughts (151 Occurrences)

Understand (208 Occurrences)

Hurl (14 Occurrences)

Destruction (734 Occurrences)

Flame (61 Occurrences)

Harm (111 Occurrences)

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