TWIST, verb transitive
1. 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. So we say, to double and twist
2. To form into a thread from many fine filaments; as, to twist wool or cotton.
3. To contort; to writhe; as, to twist a thing into a serpentine form.
4. To wreathe; to wind; to encircle.
--Pillars of smoke twisted about with wreaths of flame.
5. To form; to weave; as, to twist a story.
6. To unite by intertexture of parts; as, to twist bays with ivy.
7. To unite; to enter by winding; to insinuate; as, avarice twists itself into all human concerns.
8. To pervert; as, to twist a passage in an author.
9. To turn from a straight line.
TWIST, verb intransitive To be contorted or united by winding round each other. Some strands will twist more easily than others.
TWIST, noun A cord, thread or any thing flexible, formed by winding strands or separate things round each other.
1. A cord; a string; a single cord.
2. A contortion; a writhe.
3. A little roll of tobacco.
4. Manner of twisting.
5. A twig. [Not in use.]