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English noun: twiddle

1. twiddle (act) a series of small (usually idle) twists or turns

Broader (hypernym)turn, twist

English verb: twiddle

1. twiddle (motion) turn in a twisting or spinning motion

SamplesThe leaves swirled in the autumn wind.

Synonymsswirl, twirl, whirl

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go around, revolve, rotate

2. twiddle (contact) manipulate, as in a nervous or unconscious manner

SamplesHe twiddled his thumbs while waiting for the interview.

Synonymsfiddle with

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)manipulate

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