adjective see twist II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • twisty — [twis′tē] adj. 1. having many twists and turns [a twisty road] 2. not simple or straightforward; characterized by complexity, surprises, etc. [a twisty plot] …   English World dictionary

  • twisty — (adj.) attractively feminine, 1970s slang, is from twist girl (1928), apparently from rhyming slang twist and twirl (1924) …   Etymology dictionary

  • twisty — [[t]twɪ̱sti[/t]] ADJ GRADED A twisty road, track, or river has a lot of sharp bends and corners. The drive required going down a quite twisty road …   English dictionary

  • twisty — Screw Screw (skr[udd]), n. [OE. scrue, OF. escroue, escroe, female screw, F. [ e]crou, L. scrobis a ditch, trench, in LL., the hole made by swine in rooting; cf. D. schroef a screw, G. schraube, Icel. skr[=u]fa.] 1. A cylinder, or a cylindrical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • twisty — /twis tee/, adj., twistier, twistiest. (esp. of a road) twisting or winding: a twisty little path through the woods. [1855 60; TWIST + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • twisty — 1. adjective a) that twists b) curly 2. noun a) Something that is twisty, such as a road b) A strand of hair twisted together in a braid like fashion …   Wiktionary

  • twisty — adj. Twisty is used with these nouns: ↑road …   Collocations dictionary

  • twisty — twist|y [ twısti ] adjective INFORMAL with a lot of bends or curves: a twisty road …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • twisty — UK [ˈtwɪstɪ] / US adjective informal with a lot of bends or curves a twisty road …   English dictionary

  • twisty — twist ► VERB 1) form into a bent, curled, or distorted shape. 2) force out of the natural position by a twisting action: he twisted his ankle. 3) turn or bend round or into a different direction. 4) take or have a winding course. 5) distort or… …   English terms dictionary

  • twisty — adjective marked by repeated turns and bends a tortuous road up the mountain winding roads are full of surprises had to steer the car down a twisty track • Syn: ↑tortuous, ↑twisting, ↑winding, ↑voluminous …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”