twirl

Part of speech: verb

To whirl.

Part of speech: noun

A whirling motion.

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Usage examples "twirl":

  1. How was it that this little suburban girl, when she once got on her toes, could twirl one's emotions as she did? - "Beyond", John Galsworthy.
  2. It was quite to see him run them under his coat tails, spread them across his shirt front, stick them in his breeches pockets, twirl them in the arm- holes his vest, or hold them behind his back. - "The Life of Froude", Herbert Paul.
  3. It was not safe for him even to think of the extra twirl that turned an n into an m, without first removing any knick- knacks that might be about. - "Tommy and Grizel", J.M. Barrie.