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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Twist  \Twist\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Twisted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Twisting}.]  [OE.  twisten,  AS  twist  a  rope,  as  made  of  two 
  (twisted)  strands,  fr  twi-  two  akin  to  D.  twist  a  quarrel, 
  dissension,  G.  zwist,  Dan.  &  Sw  tvist,  Icel.  twistr  the 
  deuce  in  cards,  tvistr  distressed.  See  {Twice},  {Two}.] 
  1.  To  contort;  to  writhe;  to  complicate;  to  crook  spirally; 
  to  convolve. 
  Twist  it  into  a  serpentine  form  --Pope. 
  2.  Hence  to  turn  from  the  true  form  or  meaning;  to  pervert; 
  as  to  twist  a  passage  cited  from  an  author. 
  3.  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.  To  wreathe;  to  wind;  to  encircle;  to  unite  by  intertexture 
  of  parts  ``Longing  to  twist  bays  with  that  ivy.'' 
  There  are  pillars  of  smoke  twisted  about  wreaths  of 
  flame.  --T.  Burnet. 
  5.  To  wind  into  to  insinuate;  --  used  reflexively;  as 
  avarice  twists  itself  into  all  human  concerns. 
  6.  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.  --Shak. 
  7.  Hence  to  form  as  if  by  winding  one  part  around  another; 
  to  wreathe;  to  make  up 
  Was  it  not  to  this  end  That  thou  began'st  to  twist 
  so  fine  a  story?  --Shak. 
  8.  To  form  into  a  thread  from  many  fine  filaments;  as  to 
  twist  wool  or  cotton. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Twisted  \Twist"ed\,  a. 
  Contorted;  crooked  spirally;  subjected  to  torsion;  hence 
  {Twisted  curve}  (Geom.),  a  curve  of  double  curvature.  See 
  {Plane  curve},  under  {Curve}. 
  {Twisted  surface}  (Geom.),  a  surface  described  by  a  straight 
  line  moving  according  to  any  law  whatever,  yet  so  that  the 
  consecutive  positions  of  the  line  shall  not  be  in  one 
  plane;  a  warped  surface. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  wound  or  wrapped  around  something  "hair  twined  around  her 
  fingers";  "bulky  with  twisted  stitches  around  the 
  edges"  [syn:  {twined}] 
  2:  strained  or  wrenched  out  of  normal  shape;  "old  trees  with 
  contorted  branches";  "scorched  and  distorted  fragments  of 
  steel";  "trapped  under  twisted  steel  girders"  [syn:  {contorted}, 
  3:  having  an  intended  meaning  altered  or  misrepresented;  "many 
  of  the  facts  seemed  twisted  out  of  any  semblance  to 
  reality";  "a  perverted  translation  of  the  poem"  [syn:  {distorted}, 
  {misrepresented},  {perverted}] 

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