interwoven or combined by winding together, as strands or threads; formed in this way:It was Roebling who invented the twisted wire cable used in bridge supports.
altered in shape by turning the ends in opposite directions, forming a spiral:To remove an object from inside the lower eyelid, wet the end of a twisted piece of tissue and touch it to the object.
turned sharply or wrenched out of place; injured in this way:I hadn't touched a skateboard in almost a year because of a twisted ankle.
(of a person’s features) distorted or contorted by tensing or contracting the facial muscles:He made a twisted face as he bent down to look at the disgusting mess.
(of words) having the meaning distorted or perverted:It is a sad day when outright lies and twisted words triumph over truth.
mentally or emotionally distorted; warped:It's perverse logic, but it explains how someone with a twisted mind can have a clear conscience.
tortuously bent out of shape:The twisted steel wreckage of the sunken ship can be seen in this sonar image.
taking a winding, curving, or bending course:Twisted vines curl, bend, and overlap while growing side by side.It's by a long and twisted path that I've been led to this moment.
the simple past tense and past participle of twist.
- twist·ed·ly, adverb
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How to use twisted in a sentence
The series is full of twists and turns, and what it learns about Smith — and, more importantly, about what kind of person would do such a thing — is eye-opening.“People want to believe”: How Love Fraud builds an absorbing docuseries around a romantic con man | Alissa Wilkinson | September 4, 2020 | Vox
He and his team keep a glass dasher bottle of saline solution, which calls for one part Maldon sea salt to five parts water, at the bar to season all kinds of cocktails and even make a salted absinthe, for a twist on the Hemingway Daiquiri.
The bite valve features a twist lock for additional protection against leaks, but it doesn’t come with a cap to keep out dirt—that needs to be purchased separately.
Other startups are exploring ideas like geothermal heat pumps, solid-state technology that avoids the need for refrigerant gases, and new twists on evaporative cooling, which usually relies on water-soaked pads to reduce air temperatures.Air conditioning technology is the great missed opportunity in the fight against climate change | James Temple | September 1, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
In a novel twist, the researchers also calculated to what extent the number of bee visits limited yields.Wild bees add about $1.5 billion to yields for just six U.S. crops | Susan Milius | August 4, 2020 | Science News
In the mindset of the Coexist camp, those abstract beliefs have become twisted things, wrapped up with hate.
The Daily Beast sat down with Burton to discuss Big Eyes and his beautiful, dark, twisted career.Tim Burton Talks ‘Big Eyes,’ His Taste For the Macabre, and the ‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel | Marlow Stern | December 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The money that drugs generate is their way to achieve the American Dream in a sort of twisted Scarface-type of fashion.The Mexican Mafia Is the Daddy of All Street Gangs | Seth Ferranti | December 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Some of the comments on this very video actually demonstrate their point in a kind of twisted metastatement.
It paralleled a much happier time when he carried her around after she twisted her ankle, back in Season 4.
I laved his pain-twisted face with the cool water and let a few drops trickle into his open mouth.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
It curled and twisted in the embers as if it had been a living thing; a puff of smoke, a pungent odour, and it was gone.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
Having evolved this sage remark, Elmer twisted back to his old position and raised the paper.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
They were packed in bands of wheat straw, and between each pair of eggs a straw was twisted.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
His foot caught; it is unknown in what,—in a twisted tie, or perhaps in a crevice of the cracking earth.A Lost Hero | Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward and Herbert D. Ward