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twirl

 (twûrl)
v. twirled, twirl·ing, twirls
v.tr.
1. To rotate or revolve briskly; swing in a circle; spin: twirled a baton to lead the band.
2. To twist or wind around: twirl thread on a spindle.
v.intr.
1. To move or spin around rapidly, suddenly, or repeatedly: The pinwheel twirled in the breeze.
2. To whirl or turn suddenly; make an about-face: twirled in the direction of the noise.
3. Baseball To pitch.
n.
1. The act of twirling or the condition of being twirled; a quick spinning or twisting.
2. Something twirled; a twist: a twirl of cotton candy.

[Origin unknown.]

twirl′er n.

twirl

(twɜːl)
vb
1. to move or cause to move around rapidly and repeatedly in a circle
2. (tr) to twist, wind, or twiddle, often idly: she twirled her hair around her finger.
3. (intr; often foll by around or about) to turn suddenly to face another way: she twirled around angrily to face him.
n
4. an act of rotating or being rotated; whirl or twist
5. something wound around or twirled; coil
6. a written flourish or squiggle
[C16: perhaps a blend of twist + whirl]
ˈtwirler n

twirl

(twɜrl)

v.t.
1. to cause to rotate rapidly; spin; whirl.
2. to twiddle.
3. to wind idly, as about something.
4. Baseball. to pitch.
v.i.
5. to rotate rapidly; whirl.
6. to turn quickly so as to face or point in another direction.
7. Baseball. to pitch.
n.
8. an act or instance of twirling; spin; whirl.
9. something having a spiral shape.
[1590–1600; perhaps expressive alter. of whirl]
twirl′er, n.

twirl

- May be a blend of twist and whirl.
See also related terms for whirl.

twirl


Past participle: twirled
Gerund: twirling

Imperative
twirl
twirl
Present
I twirl
you twirl
he/she/it twirls
we twirl
you twirl
they twirl
Preterite
I twirled
you twirled
he/she/it twirled
we twirled
you twirled
they twirled
Present Continuous
I am twirling
you are twirling
he/she/it is twirling
we are twirling
you are twirling
they are twirling
Present Perfect
I have twirled
you have twirled
he/she/it has twirled
we have twirled
you have twirled
they have twirled
Past Continuous
I was twirling
you were twirling
he/she/it was twirling
we were twirling
you were twirling
they were twirling
Past Perfect
I had twirled
you had twirled
he/she/it had twirled
we had twirled
you had twirled
they had twirled
Future
I will twirl
you will twirl
he/she/it will twirl
we will twirl
you will twirl
they will twirl
Future Perfect
I will have twirled
you will have twirled
he/she/it will have twirled
we will have twirled
you will have twirled
they will have twirled
Future Continuous
I will be twirling
you will be twirling
he/she/it will be twirling
we will be twirling
you will be twirling
they will be twirling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been twirling
you have been twirling
he/she/it has been twirling
we have been twirling
you have been twirling
they have been twirling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been twirling
you will have been twirling
he/she/it will have been twirling
we will have been twirling
you will have been twirling
they will have been twirling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been twirling
you had been twirling
he/she/it had been twirling
we had been twirling
you had been twirling
they had been twirling
Conditional
I would twirl
you would twirl
he/she/it would twirl
we would twirl
you would twirl
they would twirl
Past Conditional
I would have twirled
you would have twirled
he/she/it would have twirled
we would have twirled
you would have twirled
they would have twirled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.twirl - a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tighttwirl - a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
crease, crimp, fold, plication, flexure, bend - an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow"
2.twirl - the act of rotating rapidlytwirl - the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"
rotary motion, rotation - the act of rotating as if on an axis; "the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music"
pirouette - (ballet) a rapid spin of the body (especially on the toes as in ballet)
birling, logrolling - rotating a log rapidly in the water (as a competitive sport)
Verb1.twirl - turn in a twisting or spinning motiontwirl - turn in a twisting or spinning motion; "The leaves swirled in the autumn wind"
revolve, rotate, go around - turn on or around an axis or a center; "The Earth revolves around the Sun"; "The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire"
2.twirl - cause to spintwirl - cause to spin; "spin a coin"  
circumvolve, rotate - cause to turn on an axis or center; "Rotate the handle"

twirl

verb
1. twiddle, turn, rotate, wind, spin, twist, revolve, whirl She twirled an empty glass in her fingers.
2. turn, whirl, wheel, spin, twist, pivot, gyrate, pirouette, turn on your heel Several hundred people twirl around the dance floor.
noun
1. turn, spin, rotation, whirl, wheel, revolution, twist, pirouette, gyration with a twirl of his silver-handled cane

twirl

verb
To rotate rapidly:
Translations
دَوْرَه، لَفَّه، تَدْويريَدور، يَبْرُم
krouženíotáčet
snosnoen
pödörpörgetés
hringsnúningursnúa, hringsnúast
griešanāsgrieztgrieztiesvirpināšanavirpināt
bük mebük mekkıvırmakıvırmakkıvrılma

twirl

[twɜːl]
A. N
1. [of body] → vuelta f, pirueta f
2. (in writing) → rasgo m
B. VTdar vueltas rápidas a; [+ baton, lasso] → dar vueltas a; [+ knob] → girar; [+ moustache] → atusarse

twirl

[ˈtwɜːrl]
ntournoiement m
to do a twirl → tournoyer
vitournoyer

twirl

vt(herum)wirbeln; skirtherumwirbeln; glassdrehen; moustachezwirbeln; he twirled his partner (a)round the dance floorer wirbelte seine Partnerin übers Parkett
viwirbeln; the skater twirled (a)round on the iceder Eiskunstläufer wirbelte über das Eis
nWirbel m; (in dance) → Drehung f; (of moustache)hoch stehende or hoch gezwirbelte Spitze; (in writing) → Schnörkel m; to give a knob a twirleinen Knopf herumdrehen; he gave his partner a twirler wirbelte seine Partnerin herum; give us a twirldreh dich doch mal

twirl

[twɜːl]
1. n (of body) → piroetta; (in writing) → ghirigoro
2. vt (also twirl round) → far roteare; (knob) → far girare; (moustache) → arricciare
3. vi (also twirl round) → volteggiare, roteare

twirl

(twəːl) verb
to (cause to) turn round (and round); to spin. She twirled her hair round her finger.
noun
an act of twirling.
References in classic literature ?
Bad flute-players twist and twirl, if they have to represent 'the quoit-throw,' or hustle the coryphaeus when they perform the 'Scylla.
There goes a straw--well, how it does twist and twirl, to be sure
Then does she twirl and twine, a pastoral nymph of good family, through the mazes of the dance.
Kennedy, with his hair blown wildly about his face, looked on without speaking; but the doctor had regained all his daring in the midst of this deadly peril, and not a sign of his emotion was betrayed in his countenance, even when, after a last violent twirl, the Victoria stopped suddenly in the midst of a most unlooked-for calm; the north wind had abruptly got the upper hand, and now drove her back with equal rapidity over the route she had traversed in the morning.
Another twirl of the great hat, and then Young John said, rising, 'I am afraid I must wish you good day, sir.
As for those antique floor-cloth & still occasionally seen in the dwellings of the rabble - cloths of huge, sprawling, and radiating devises, stripe-interspersed, and glorious with all hues, among which no ground is intelligible-these are but the wicked invention of a race of time-servers and money-lovers - children of Baal and worshippers of Mammon - Benthams, who, to spare thought and economize fancy, first cruelly invented the Kaleidoscope, and then established joint-stock companies to twirl it by steam.
It was a thrilling contest, with Happy Hermit flying away from four and leading up narrowly from Rockview Head while favourite Droopys Twirl broke slower than previously and was only third to the corner.
Droopys Twirl has won her three races from traps one, four and three and will again wear red this time.
32sec posted by Droopys Twirl is the best of the competition, while the other two halfways were 14.
Droopys Twirl will be the favourite to land the third.
Doors'' is a weird, inventive and decidedly offbeat segment, almost sufficient to make you forgive the discordant twirl fests that precede it.
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