Twirl v. t. [imp. & p. p. Twirled p. pr. & vb. n. Twirling.] 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.
Twirl, v. i. To revolve with velocity; to be whirled round rapidly.
1. The act of twirling; a rapid circular motion; a whirl or whirling; quick rotation.
2. A twist; a convolution.
n 1: a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is
pulled tight [syn: kink, twist]
2: the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it
broke off after much twisting" [syn: spin, twist, twisting,
v 1: turn in a twisting or spinning motion; "The leaves swirled
in the autumn wind" [syn: swirl, twiddle, whirl]
2: cause to spin; "spin a coin" [syn: whirl, birl, spin]