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Definitions of twirl

  1. To revolve with velocity; to be whirled round. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To turn around rapidly; to whirl. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To whirl. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To turn round rapidly: to be whirled round. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To move or turn rapidly round; to whirl round. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. To turn round rapidly; to cause to rotate with rapidity, particularly with the fingers; to revolve rapidly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. A twist; a convolution. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. To move or turn round rapidly; to whirl round; to move and turn rapidly with the fingers. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. To revolve with velocity; to be whirled round rapidly. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. The act of twirling; a rapid circular motion; a whirl or whirling; quick rotation. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. A quick, circular motion; a rapid whirling; a coil. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. A whirl: a rapid circular motion. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. To whirl or turn round rapidly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. A whirling motion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A rapid circular motion; quick rotation; twist; convolution. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. A rapid circular motion; quick rotation; twist. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for twirl

  1. They'll twirl them by the hour I really believe. – Ethel Morton's Holidays by Mabell S. C. Smith
  2. She took a drink of tea, with a defiant twirl of her little finger, and pretended not to see the shocked expression on Mawson's face. – Penny Plain by Anna Buchan (writing as O. Douglas)
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