twist englannista suomeksi
nyrjähdys, kiertyminen, vääntyminen
vääntää, kääntää, vääntää mutkalle
1906, (w), ''(w)'' Chapter 8
- Peter was always proud afterwards when he remembered that, with the Bargee's furious fingers tightening on his ear, the Bargee's crimson countenance close to his own, the Bargee's hot breath on his neck, he had the courage to speak the truth.
- "I wasn't catching fish," said Peter.
- "That's not your fault, I'll be bound," said the man, giving Peter's ear a twist—not a hard one—but still a twist.
- Not the least turn or twist in the fibres of any one animal which does not render them more proper for that particular animal's way of life than any other cast or texture.
The form given in twisting.
(RQ:Arbuthnot John Bul)
- He shrunk at first sight of it; he found fault with the length, the thickness, and the twist.
A type of thread made from two filaments twisted together.
(RQ:Spenser Faerie Queene).
*1808–10, (w), ''Memoirs of a Georgian Rake'', Folio Society 1995, p. 140:
- I was one morning walking arm in arm with him in St James's Park, his dress then being (..) waistcoat and breeches of the same blue satin, trimmed with silver twist ''à la hussarde'', and ermine edges.
2005, Theodore J. Albasini, ''The Progeny''
- Bunny sat on the only remaining stool at the leather-padded oval bar in the Iron Lounge. It was happy hour, two drinks for the price of one. She decided on a martini with a twist, and while the bartender was preparing her drink, she scanned the faces looking at the bar.
(quote-book)|chapter=1| title=http://openlibrary.org/works/OL5535161W Mr. Pratt's Patients| passage=I stumbled along through the young pines and huckleberry bushes. Pretty soon I struck into a sort of path that, I cal'lated, might lead to the road I was hunting for. It twisted and turned, and, the first thing I knew, made a sudden bend around a bunch of bayberry scrub and opened out into a big clear space like a lawn.
1990, (w), 01:08:20
- (Dane, speaking about a woman character) "I'll see where the twist flops"
A small roll of tobacco.
The spiral course of the rifling of a gun barrel or a cannon.
''a twist toward fanaticism''
1861, ''The Farmer's Magazine'' (page 40)
- He yearling bull had a good handsome male head, and he had a capital twist. He had a spring in his rib, and was something over seven feet in girth. He was well covered, and had all the recommendations of quality, symmetry, and size.
To turn the ends of something, usually thread, rope etc., in opposite directions, often using force.
1900, (w), ''(w)'' Chapter 15
- "Well, one day I went up in a balloon and the ropes got twisted, so that I couldn't come down again. It went way up above the clouds, so far that a current of air struck it and carried it many, many miles away. For a day and a night I traveled through the air, and on the morning of the second day I awoke and found the balloon floating over a strange and beautiful country."
To contort; to writhe; to complicate; to crook spirally; to convolve.
June 8, 1714, (w), letter to (w)
- twisting it into a serpentine form.
To wreathe; to wind; to encircle; to unite by intertexture of parts.
- longing to twist bays with that ivy
1844, (w), "Dr Thomas Burnet" in ''Cyclopædia of English Literature''
- There are pillars of smoke twisted about wreaths of flame.
To wind into; to insinuate.
''Avarice twists itself into all human concerns.''
To turn a knob etc.
To distort or change the truth or meaning of words when repeating.
To form a twist (in any of the above noun meanings).
To injure (a body part) by bending it in the wrong direction.
1913, (w), ''(w)'' Act V
- Oh, you ''are'' a devil. You can twist the heart in a girl as easy as some could twist her arms to hurt her. Mrs. Pearce warned me. Time and again she has wanted to leave you; and you always got round her at the last minute. And you don't care a bit for her. And you don't care a bit for me.
1901, (w), ''Joe Wilson's Courtship''
- Then Romany went down, then we fell together, and the chaps separated us. I got another knock-down blow in, and was beginning to enjoy the novelty of it, when Romany staggered and limped.
- ‘I’ve done,’ he said. ‘I’ve twisted my ankle.’ He’d caught his heel against a tuft of grass.
1926, (w), ''He''
- My coming to New York had been a mistake; for whereas I had looked for poignant wonder and inspiration in the teeming labyrinths of ancient streets that twist endlessly from forgotten courts and squares and waterfronts to courts and squares and waterfronts equally forgotten, and in the Cyclopean modern towers and pinnacles that rise blackly Babylonian under waning moons, I had found instead only a sense of horror and oppression which threatened to master, paralyze, and annihilate me.
To cause to rotate.
1911, (w), ''Jim Davis'' Chapter 8
- The tide seized us and swept us along, and in the races where this happened there were sucking whirlpools, strong enough to twist us round.
To dance the twist (a type of dance characterised by twisting one's hips).
1932, Robert E. Howard, ''Dark Shanghai''
- "On the three-thousand-dollar reward John Bain is offerin' for the return of his sister," said Ace. "Now listen--I know a certain big Chinee had her kidnapped outa her 'rickshaw out at the edge of the city one evenin'. He's been keepin' her prisoner in his house, waitin' a chance to send her up-country to some bandit friends of his'n; then they'll be in position to twist a big ransome outa John Bain, see? ..."
twist: dance, turn
the flat part of a hinge (less specifically the entire hinge)
a forked twig