twist something off

twist something off
ˌtwist sthˈoff derived
to turn and pull sth with your hand to remove it from sth

I twisted off the lid and looked inside.

a twist-off top

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  • twist — twist1 [ twıst ] verb ** ▸ 1 bend/turn out of shape ▸ 2 turn part of body ▸ 3 turn something in circle ▸ 4 wind something around something ▸ 5 have many bends ▸ 6 injure part of body ▸ 7 change meaning ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) transitive to force… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • twist — I UK [twɪst] / US verb Word forms twist : present tense I/you/we/they twist he/she/it twists present participle twisting past tense twisted past participle twisted ** 1) a) [transitive] to force something out of its original shape by bending it… …   English dictionary

  • twist — 1 verb 1 BEND (T) to bend and turn something several times, especially in order to make something or to tie it to something: twist sth into/around etc: She twisted the wire into the shape of a star. 2 MOVE (I) to turn a part of your body around… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • twist — twist1 S3 [twıst] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move)¦ 2¦(bend)¦ 3¦(wind)¦ 4¦(turn)¦ 5¦(road/river)¦ 6¦(words)¦ 7 twist your ankle/wrist/knee 8 twist and turn 9 twist somebody s arm ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • twist — [[t]twɪ̱st[/t]] ♦♦♦ twists, twisting, twisted 1) VERB If you twist something, you turn it to make a spiral shape, for example by turning the two ends of it in opposite directions. [V n] Her hands began to twist the handles of the bag she carried …   English dictionary

  • 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

  • Off Festival — Main Stage Location(s) Katowice, Poland, previously in Mysłowice, Poland Years active 2006 – present …   Wikipedia

  • twist — twistable, adj. twistability, n. twistedly, adv. twistingly, adv. /twist/, v.t. 1. to combine, as two or more strands or threads, by winding together; intertwine. 2. to form by or as if by winding strands together: Several fibers were used to… …   Universalium

  • twist — [[t]twɪst[/t]] v. t. 1) to combine, as two or more strands or threads, by winding together; intertwine 2) to form by or as if by winding strands together 3) to entwine (one thing) with another 4) to wind or coil (something) about something else… …   From formal English to slang

  • twist — I. verb Etymology: Middle English, probably from Middle Dutch twisten, from twist twine, discord, quarrel; akin to Old English twist (in candeltwist candlesnuffers, mæsttwist twin support for a mast), Middle English twisten to be forked, Middle… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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