an unexpected feature or change in a situation or series of events
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.
a twisting action or movement:
He smiled, a slow cynical twist of his lips.
a bend in a river or road
a small piece of something that is twisted into a particular shape
a twist of lemon
a popular fast dance from the 1960s in which you twist your body from side to side
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'The woman's mad,' she told herself. 'She's round the twist.'
a twisty road