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Definition of twirl verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they twirl
    he / she / it twirls
    past simple twirled
    -ing form twirling
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  1. 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. 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. 3[transitive] twirl something to twist or curl something with your fingers He kept twirling his mustache.
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