throw into great confusion or disorder; "Fundamental Islamicists threaten to perturb the social order in Algeria and Egypt"
derange mentally, throw out of mental balance; make insane; "The death of his parents unbalanced him"
(`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well; "he was ill prepared"; "it ill befits a man to betray old friends"; "the car runs badly"; "he performed badly on the exam"; "the team played poorly"; "ill-fitting clothes"; "an ill-conceived plan"
with difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly; "we can ill afford to buy a new car just now"
unfavorably or with disapproval; "tried not to speak ill of the dead"; "thought badly of him for his lack of concern"
presaging ill fortune; "ill omens"; "ill predictions"; "my words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven"- P.B.Shelley; "a dead and ominous silence prevailed"; "a by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government"
distressing; "ill manners"; "of ill repute"
resulting in suffering or adversity; "ill effects"; "it's an ill wind that blows no good"
indicating hostility or enmity; "you certainly did me an ill tu
do the twist
form into twists; "Twist the strips of dough"
having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented; "many of the facts seemed twisted out of any semblance to reality"; "a perverted translation of the poem"
practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive; "Don't twist my words"
turn in the opposite direction; "twist one's head"
somewhat ill or prone to illness; "my poor ailing grandmother"; "feeling a bit indisposed today"; "you look a little peaked"; "feeling poorly"; "a sickly child"; "is unwell and can't come to work"