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twirl

twirl

 
pronunciation:
twuhrl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: twirled, twirling, twirls
definition 1: to cause to spin or revolve quickly; rotate.
He twirled the drumstick in the air.
synonyms:
rotate, spin, whirl
similar words:
pivot, revolve, swirl, wheel
definition 2: to wrap or wind around something.
The children like to twirl spaghetti around their forks.
synonyms:
twine, wind
similar words:
coil, roll, twist, wrap, wreathe
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to spin or rotate quickly.
The dancers twirled around the floor.
synonyms:
spin, whirl
similar words:
gyrate, pirouette, pivot, revolve, roll, rotate, wheel
definition 2: to twist or turn around.
synonyms:
turn, twist, wheel, whirl
similar words:
about-face
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or motion of spinning or twirling.
synonyms:
spin, whirl
similar words:
pirouette, pivot, revolution, rotation, swirl, twist, whorl
definition 2: something that is shaped by twisting or twirling.
a twirl of yarn
synonyms:
twine, twist
similar words:
coil, spiral, volute, whorl
derivation: twirler (n.)
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