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Definition of twiddle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they twiddle
he / she / it twiddles
past simple twiddled
-ing form twiddling
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  • to twist or turn something with your fingers, often because you are nervous or bored twiddle with something He twiddled with the radio knob until he found the right program. twiddle something She was twiddling the ring on her finger.
  • Idioms
      twiddle your thumbs
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    1. 1to move your thumbs around each other with your fingers joined together
    2. 2to do nothing while you are waiting for something to happen
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: twiddle

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