What does twirl mean?

twirl meaning in General Dictionary

cause to spin

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  • turn in a twisting or rotating movement
  • a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is drawn tight
  • the act of turning quickly
  • To move or turn-round quickly to whirl round to maneuver and change rapidly with the fingers
  • To revolve with velocity to-be whirled round rapidly
  • The work of twirling an instant circular motion a whirl or whirling quick rotation
  • to maneuver or turn-round rapidly; to whirl round; to go and change quickly using the hands.
  • To revolve with velocity; to-be whirled round rapidly.
  • The work of twirling; an instant circular movement; a whirl or whirling; fast rotation.
  • a-twist; a convolution.

twirl meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1590s, "move round rapidly" (intransitive), of uncertain source, possibly associated with Old English

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  • 1590s, "rapid circular motion," from twirl (v.).

twirl meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To move or turn-round rapidly; to whirl round; to move and turn rapidly using fingers.

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  • (v. i.) To revolve with velocity; is whirled round rapidly.
  • (n.) The work of twirling; an immediate circular movement; a whirl or whirling; quick rotation.
  • (n.) A-twist; a convolution.

Sentence Examples with the word twirl

At the back door there was a great butternut tree, round which the steps had been built, and in front the trees stood so close that I could touch them and feel the wind shake their branches, or the leaves twirl downward in the autumn blast.

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