twist2 ●○○ noun [countableC] 1 CHANGE/MAKE something DIFFERENTan unexpected feature or change in a situation or series of events 〔形势或事态的〕意外转折 a new/cruel/unexpected/strange etc twist The robbery took a deadly new twist as the robber pulled out a gun.
an unexpected twist in the plot
By an amazing twist of fate, we met again in Madrid five years later.
2 TURNBENDa twisting action or movement 扭，拧，捻，搓 He smiled, a slow cynical twist of his lips.
3. TURNa bend in a river or road 〔河流或道路的〕曲折处，弯子，转弯处
4 PIECEa small piece of something that is twisted into a particular shape 卷曲物 5. the twist APDa popular fast dance from the 1960s in which you twist your body from side to side 扭摆舞〔盛行于20世纪60年代〕 6 round the twist British EnglishBrE spoken → (don’t) get your knickers in a twist at knickers(3) a) CRAZYcrazy 发疯的 ‘The woman’s mad, ’ she told herself. ‘She’s round the twist.’
round the twist• You'd think I was round the twist if I told you.