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twiddle

twid·dle

twiddle

 
pronunciation:
twI dl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
twiddle one's thumbs
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: twiddled, twiddles, twiddling
definition: to play with (the fingers) or move (a small object) about idly, esp. in a circular motion.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to busy oneself aimlessly with something; trifle; fiddle.
definition 2: to twirl or turn to no purpose.
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phrase: twiddle one's thumbs
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an aimless rotating motion.