Twist

Twist may refer to:

* "Twist" (comic), a comic by John Cook
* Twist (physics), a force (causing twisting)
* Twist (poker), a special round in some variants of stud poker
* Twist ending, an unexpected conclusion or climax to a work of fiction
* Transaction Workflow Innovation Standards Team (TWIST), a non-profit financial industry standards group
* French twist, a hair styling technique
* Twist fungus ("Dilophospora alopecuri")
* Twist, the oldest form of chewing tobacco
* Alexander "Chimp" Twist, a minor P. G. Wodehouse character
* Twist (ride), a popular amusement ride, often seen on travelling funfairs
* Twist (sweets), a Norwegian bag of sweets, now produced in Sweden

Music

* "Twist" (album), a 1994 album by New Zealand singer-songwriter Dave Dobbyn
* "The Twist" (album), a 1984 LP by Danish indiepop band Gangway
* "The Twist" (song), a 1960s hit single made famous by Chubby Checker and written and originally recorded by Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
** Twist (dance), a rock and roll dance named after the song
* "Twist" (song), from the 2000 album "Farmhouse" by jam band Phish
* "Twist" (Goldfrapp song), a single from the 2003 album "Black Cherry", by British electronica duo Goldfrapp
* "Twist" (Chris and Cosey album), an album by Chris and Cosey
* "Twist (KoRn song)", from the 1996 album "Life Is Peachy" by metal band Korn
* "Twisting", a song by They Might Be Giants
* "The Twist", a song from the album "Grow Up and Blow Away" by Metric

Film and stage

* Twist (film), a 2003 independent film loosely based on Charles Dickens's novel "Oliver Twist"
*Twist, a stage thriller by Miles Tredinnick
*Jack Twist, a character from the 2005 film "Brokeback Mountain"
*"Twist (1995 film)", a Hong Kong film starring Simon Yam

People

* Barry McGee (born 1966), also known as Twist, painter and graffiti artist
* Sean Twist, Canadian author and freelance newspaper columnist
* Michael Twist, Canadian author and teacher
* Leroy Casey, a disk jockey

Places

* Twist, Arkansas, a city in the United States
* Twist, Devon, a hamlet in southwest England
* Twist, Germany, a municipality in Lower Saxony

See also

* Twisted


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  • twist — twist …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • TWIST — TWIS Danse de société apparue aux États Unis, en 1961, et très vite répandue dans le monde entier. Le terme signifie «se tordre». Le twist est caractérisé surtout par un déhanchement prononcé et très rythmé; tout le corps est appelé à onduler… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Twist — Twist, n. 1. The act of twisting; a contortion; a flexure; a convolution; a bending. [1913 Webster] Not the least turn or twist in the fibers of any one animal which does not render them more proper for that particular animal s way of life than… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Twist — (englisch für: „Drehung“) bezeichnet: den Twist (Tanz), einen Modetanz, der Anfang der 1960er Jahre aktuell war Twist (Protein), ein Protein, das für die Ausbreitung von Krebsgeschwüren verantwortlich sein soll den Twist (Literatur), eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • twist — /twɪst / (say twist) verb (t) 1. to combine, as two or more strands or threads, by winding together; intertwine. 2. to combine or associate intimately. 3. to form by or as by winding strands together. 4. to entwine (one thing) with or in another; …   Australian English dictionary

  • Twist — Twist, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Twisted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Twisting}.] [OE. twisten, AS. twist a rope, as made of two (twisted) strands, fr. twi two; akin to D. twist a quarrel, dissension, G. zwist, Dan. & Sw. tvist, Icel. twistr the deuce in cards …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Twist TV — logo Launched September 7, 2001 Owned by Shaw Media Picture format 480i (SDTV) Slogan Life throws curves …   Wikipedia

  • twist — [twist] vt. [ME twisten < OE twist, a rope (in mæst twist, rope to stay a mast), akin to TWAIN, TWINE, ON tvistra, to separate, Ger zwist, a quarrel < IE * duis , apart < base * dwōu , TWO] 1. a) to wind (two or more threads or strands)… …   English World dictionary

  • twist — TWIST, twisturi, s.n. Dans modern (de origine americană) caracterizat prin mişcări de sucire ritmică a corpului; melodie după care se execută acest dans. [pr.: tŭist] – Din engl., fr. twist. Trimis de hai, 12.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  TWIST [pr.:… …   Dicționar Român

  • 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


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