Share this entry

Share this page


Pronunciation: /twɪst/

Translation of twist in French:


  • 3 (small amount) (of yarn, thread, hair) torsade (f) a twist of lemon une tranche de citron


  • 2 (wind) enrouler to twist threads together torsader des fils
  • 3 (bend, distort) tordre [metal, rod, branch]; déformer [words, facts, meaning] his face was twisted with pain son visage était tordu de douleur
  • 4 (injure) to twist one's ankle/wrist se tordre la cheville/le poignet to twist one's neck attraper un torticolis


  • 1 [person] to twist round (turn round) se retourner he twisted around in his chair il s'est retourné dans son fauteuil
  • 2 [rope, flex, coil] s'entortiller to twist and turn [road, path] serpenter

Definition of twist in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day apathetic
Pronunciation: apəˈθɛtɪk
showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern