- 1 [intransitive, transitive] twirl (somebody) (around) to move or dance around and around; to make someone do this She twirled around in front of the mirror. He held her hand and twirled her around.
- 2 [transitive] twirl something (around/about) to make something turn quickly and lightly around and around synonym spin He twirled his hat in his hand. She sat twirling the stem of the glass in her fingers.
- 3[transitive] twirl something to twist or curl something with your fingers He kept twirling his mustache.
NAmE//twərl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they twirl
he / she / it twirls
past simple twirled
-ing form twirling