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twist

[twɪst]

  1. N

    1. (=coil) [of thread, yarn] torzal m ; [of paper] cucurucho m ; [of smoke] voluta f ; [of tobacco] rollo m

    2. (=loaf of bread) trenza f

    3. (=kink) (in wire, cord, hose) vuelta f

    4. (=bend) (in road) recodo m , curva f ; (in river) recodo m

    5. (=turning action)

    6. (=unexpected turn) (in plot, story) giro m

    7. (=dance) twist m

  2. VT

    1. (=coil) enroscar, enrollar

    2. (=turn) [+ knob, handle, top, lid] girar; (=turn round and round) [+ ring] dar vueltas a

    3. (Med) (=injure) torcerse

    4. (=wrench)

    5. (=distort, contort) (lit) [+ girder, metal] retorcer; (fig) [+ sense, words, argument] tergiversar

  3. VI

    1. (=coil) enroscarse

    2. (=bend) [road, river] serpentear

    3. (=turn) [person] (also: twist round) girar

    4. (=contort) retorcerse

    5. (=dance) bailar el twist

Examples from texts

for the longitudinal level, line and track twist, the values indicated under "track geometric quality" (4.3.3.18) in Point 4.3.3,
para la nivelación longitudinal, la alineación y el alabeo de vía: los valores indicados en el punto "calidad geométrica de la vía" del punto 4.3.3 (4.3.3.18),
It had jumped fast, soaring through the air, black water streaming from its sides. But she'd known it was the big fish's last run; she could sense the defeat in each shake of its head and twist of its body.
Daba saltos en busca de oxígeno, el agua negruzca le resbalaba por las escamas y ella sabía que era su última batalla, presentía la derrota en cada encorvamiento de la cabeza y en cada espasmo del cuerpo.
Katzenbach, John / Just CauseKatzenbach, John / Juicio Final
Juicio Final
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
© Ediciones B, S. A., 2006
Just Cause
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
It is what is meant by the expression to give a twist to the criterion of distribution: where the laws previously stated matters that were the competency of the Regions, it now states matters that are the competency of the State.
Es lo que se designa con la expresión "darle la vuelta al criterio de reparto allí donde la ley indicaba antes las materias competencia de las Regiones, ahora designa las materias competencia del Estado.
Twist, twist and continue twisting until the middle of the rope is a fat knotted mess.
Retuerza, retuerza y continúe retorciendo hasta que la sección del medio de la cuerda sea un gran revoltijo de nudos.
The blind monk had woken and sat twisting his head anxiously around, his mouth agape.
El monje ciego se había despertado y volvía la cabeza a todas partes, asustado y boquiabierto.
Sansom, Christopher John / DissolutionSansom, Christopher John / El gallo negro
El gallo negro
Sansom, Christopher John
Dissolution
Sansom, Christopher John
© C.J. Sansom, 2003
Pelletier imagined Espinoza's plane engulfed in flames, crashing onto a runway at the Madrid airport in a screech of twisted steel.
Pelletier imaginó el avión de Espinoza envuelto en llamas derrumbándose sobre una pista del aeropuerto de Madrid con un estrépito de hierros retorcidos.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
It looks like a croissant because the twisted ropes are fat in the middle and thin on the ends."
Se ve como un croissant porque las cuerdas retorcidas son gruesas en el centro y delgadas en los extremos".
I still relive that fall in dreams, the sensation of twisting as I fell, my hands grasping at empty air. Always I hear Brother Edwig's triumphant shout in my ears.
Aún revivo aquella caída en sueños y, como entonces, giro en el aire y manoteo intentando agarrarme al vacío, con el grito de triunfo del hermano Edwig en los oídos.
Sansom, Christopher John / DissolutionSansom, Christopher John / El gallo negro
El gallo negro
Sansom, Christopher John
Dissolution
Sansom, Christopher John
© C.J. Sansom, 2003
As it spins, lines of magnetic force become twisted and stretched, while N and S polarities are shoved together in close proximity.
Conforme rota, las líneas de campo magnético se retuercen y se estiran, mientras que las polaridades N y S se apilan hasta quedar muy juntas unas de las otras.
Tangled clumps of reds and whites, yellows, blues, and greens all twisted together haphazardly through the muddy quadrant of the hospital grounds edge.
Flores rojas, blancas, amarillas y azules enroscadas entre sí al azar ocupaban los parterres situados en un extremo de los terrenos del hospital.
Katzenbach, John / The Madman's TaleKatzenbach, John / La Historia del Loco
La Historia del Loco
Katzenbach, John
The Madman's Tale
Katzenbach, John
© 2004 by John Katzenbach
For a brief and painful instant, Reiter thought he should ask it something, but no question occurred to him and his face twisted in a grimace of suffering.
Durante un instante, breve y doloroso, Reiter pensó que debía preguntarle algo a la estatua, pero no se le ocurrió ninguna pregunta y su rostro se deformó en una mueca de sufrimiento.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
Somewhere out there, Father, there’s still a monster.” Another twisted smile.
Ahí fuera, en alguna parte, padre, anda suelto un monstruo -otra mueca-.
Kava, Alex / A Perfect EvilKava, Alex / Bajo Sospecha
Bajo Sospecha
Kava, Alex
A Perfect Evil
Kava, Alex
© S.M. Kava 2000
Eventually he gave up and left the erection caught at an angle, twisted and hurting.
Al final se dio por vencido y dejo la erección atrapada, retorcida y doliendo.
Ward, J.R. / Lover AwakenedWard, J.R. / Amante Despierto
Amante Despierto
Ward, J.R.
Lover Awakened
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2006
He cried out as snowballs burst all over him, twisting and rolling so that he looked more like a stranded tortoise than ever.
Alcanzado por los proyectiles una y otra vez, gritaba, pataleaba y se balanceaba de tal modo que su parecido con una tortuga resultaba realmente extraordinario.
Sansom, Christopher John / DissolutionSansom, Christopher John / El gallo negro
El gallo negro
Sansom, Christopher John
Dissolution
Sansom, Christopher John
© C.J. Sansom, 2003
Her eyes surveyed the area while she tried to keep her body from twisting and turning, from tipping off the, killer who she knew was watching them.
Recorría la zona con los ojos mientras intentaba no girar el cuerpo para no alertar al asesino.
Kava, Alex / A Perfect EvilKava, Alex / Bajo Sospecha
Bajo Sospecha
Kava, Alex
A Perfect Evil
Kava, Alex
© S.M. Kava 2000

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twist1/17
twɪstMasculine nountorzal; cucurucho; voluta; rolloExamples

a twist of lemon — un pedacito or un rizo de limón

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Word forms

twist

noun
SingularPlural
Common casetwisttwists
Possessive casetwist'stwists'

twist

verb
Basic forms
Pasttwisted
Imperativetwist
Present Participle (Participle I)twisting
Past Participle (Participle II)twisted
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I twistwe twist
you twistyou twist
he/she/it twiststhey twist
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am twistingwe are twisting
you are twistingyou are twisting
he/she/it is twistingthey are twisting
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have twistedwe have twisted
you have twistedyou have twisted
he/she/it has twistedthey have twisted
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been twistingwe have been twisting
you have been twistingyou have been twisting
he/she/it has been twistingthey have been twisting
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I twistedwe twisted
you twistedyou twisted
he/she/it twistedthey twisted
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was twistingwe were twisting
you were twistingyou were twisting
he/she/it was twistingthey were twisting
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had twistedwe had twisted
you had twistedyou had twisted
he/she/it had twistedthey had twisted
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been twistingwe had been twisting
you had been twistingyou had been twisting
he/she/it had been twistingthey had been twisting
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will twistwe shall/will twist
you will twistyou will twist
he/she/it will twistthey will twist
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be twistingwe shall/will be twisting
you will be twistingyou will be twisting
he/she/it will be twistingthey will be twisting
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have twistedwe shall/will have twisted
you will have twistedyou will have twisted
he/she/it will have twistedthey will have twisted
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been twistingwe shall/will have been twisting
you will have been twistingyou will have been twisting
he/she/it will have been twistingthey will have been twisting
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would twistwe should/would twist
you would twistyou would twist
he/she/it would twistthey would twist
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be twistingwe should/would be twisting
you would be twistingyou would be twisting
he/she/it would be twistingthey would be twisting
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have twistedwe should/would have twisted
you would have twistedyou would have twisted
he/she/it would have twistedthey would have twisted
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been twistingwe should/would have been twisting
you would have been twistingyou would have been twisting
he/she/it would have been twistingthey would have been twisting
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am twistedwe are twisted
you are twistedyou are twisted
he/she/it is twistedthey are twisted
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being twistedwe are being twisted
you are being twistedyou are being twisted
he/she/it is being twistedthey are being twisted
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been twistedwe have been twisted
you have been twistedyou have been twisted
he/she/it has been twistedthey have been twisted
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was twistedwe were twisted
you were twistedyou were twisted
he/she/it was twistedthey were twisted
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being twistedwe were being twisted
you were being twistedyou were being twisted
he/she/it was being twistedthey were being twisted
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been twistedwe had been twisted
you had been twistedyou had been twisted
he/she/it had been twistedthey had been twisted
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be twistedwe shall/will be twisted
you will be twistedyou will be twisted
he/she/it will be twistedthey will be twisted
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been twistedwe shall/will have been twisted
you will have been twistedyou will have been twisted
he/she/it will have been twistedthey will have been twisted