[ US /ˈtwɪdəɫ/ ]
[ UK /twˈɪdə‍l/ ]
  1. manipulate, as in a nervous or unconscious manner
    He twiddled his thumbs while waiting for the interview
  2. turn in a twisting or spinning motion
    The leaves swirled in the autumn wind
  1. a series of small (usually idle) twists or turns
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How To Use twiddle In A Sentence

  • I am in such a twiddle about how I do it, that reading this post has sort of calmed me down. Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » The Uniqueness of You
  • Everyone knows that you can twiddle and twiddle the handle, but unless you put a 20p coin in, you will not get a gobstopper.
  • Don't twiddle your hair, pull your ears, scratch your face, nor rub your nose or chin.
  • You have to take your eyes off the road, look down to twiddle a knob then check the screen on the dash, all to find the right function.
  • Perhaps not much, but one thing he didn't learn at Bain Capital was to twiddle his thumbs because taking action might make somebody mad at him. The Truth About Bain and Jobs
  • With darker or lighter, this is easily done at the twiddle of a knob.
  • Don’t be disappointed AndrewZRX – this is all part of the birth experience: going past your due date; being looked upon skeptically by medical personnel who think you’ve peed yourself and don’t even know it; being sent home babyless to twiddle your thumbs and wait for something more definitive to happen. BREAKING NEWS! UPDATED! «
  • Jason Giambi twiddled his thumbs, crossed his legs and fidgeted in his chair.
  • He twiddled with the controls of the radio until he found the station.
  • Review for inFAMOUS, E3 predictions and we twiddle our thumbs. Bleep Bleep, Bloop Bloop. Video Games. « Giant Killer Squid - Film, Comics, News, Reviews and more
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