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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Twirl \Twirl\ (tw[~e]rl), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Twirled} (tw[~e]rld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Twirling}.] [Cf. AS. [thorn]wiril a churn staff, a stirrer, flail, [thorn]weran, [=a][thorn]weran, to agitate, twirl, G. zwirlen, quirlen, querlen to twirl, to turn round or about, quirl a twirling stick, OHG. dweran to twirl, stir. Cf. {Trowel}.] To move or turn round rapidly; to whirl round; to move and turn rapidly with the fingers.

See ruddy maids, Some taught with dexterous hand to twirl the wheel. --Dodsley.

No more beneath soft eve's consenting star Fandango twirls his jocund castanet. --Byron.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Twirl \Twirl\, verb (used without an object) To revolve with velocity; to be whirled round rapidly.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Twirl \Twirl\, noun

1. The act of twirling; a rapid circular motion; a whirl or whirling; quick rotation.

2. A twist; a convolution. --Woodward.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight [syn: {kink}, {twist}, {twirl}]

2: the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting" [syn: {spin}, {twirl}, {twist}, {twisting}, {whirl}]


1: turn in a twisting or spinning motion; "The leaves swirled in the autumn wind" [syn: {twirl}, {swirl}, {twiddle}, {whirl}]

2: cause to spin; "spin a coin" [syn: {whirl}, {birl}, {spin}, {twirl}]

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