twist

[ twist ]
/ twɪst /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

noun

Idioms

    twist one's arm, Informal. to coerce: I didn't want to go, but he twisted my arm.

Origin of twist

1300–50; Middle English twisten to divide, derivative of twist divided object, rope (compare Old English -twist in candel-twist pair of snuffers); cognate with Dutch twisten to quarrel, German Zwist a quarrel. See twi-

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twist

/ (twɪst) /

verb

noun

Derived Forms

Word Origin for twist

Old English; related to German dialect Zwist a quarrel, Dutch twisten to quarrel
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