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Verb: twirl  twurl
  1. Turn in a twisting or spinning motion
    "The leaves twirled in the autumn wind";
    - swirl, twiddle, whirl
     
  2. Cause to spin
    "twirl a coin";
    - whirl, birl [UK], spin
Noun: twirl  twurl
  1. A sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
    - kink, twist
     
  2. The act of rotating rapidly
    "he gave the crank a twirl";
    - spin, twist, twisting, whirl

Derived forms: twirled, twirls, twirling

Type of: bend, circumvolve, crease, crimp, flexure, fold, go around, plication, revolve, rotary motion, rotate, rotation

Encyclopedia: Twirl