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TWIRL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does twirl mean? 

TWIRL (noun)
  The noun TWIRL has 2 senses:

1. a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
2. the act of rotating rapidly

  Familiarity information: TWIRL used as a noun is rare.


TWIRL (verb)
  The verb TWIRL has 2 senses:

1. turn in a twisting or spinning motion
2. cause to spin

  Familiarity information: TWIRL used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TWIRL (noun)


Sense 1twirl [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

twirl; kink; twist

Hypernyms ("twirl" is a kind of...):

bend; crease; crimp; flexure; fold; plication (an angular or rounded shape made by folding)


Sense 2twirl [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of rotating rapidly

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

spin; twirl; twisting; twist; whirl

Context examples:

he gave the crank a spin / it broke off after much twisting

Hypernyms ("twirl" is a kind of...):

rotary motion; rotation (the act of rotating as if on an axis)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "twirl"):

pirouette ((ballet) a rapid spin of the body (especially on the toes as in ballet))

birling; logrolling (rotating a log rapidly in the water (as a competitive sport))


TWIRL (verb)


Sense 1twirl [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Turn in a twisting or spinning motion

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

swirl; twiddle; twirl; whirl

Context example:

The leaves swirled in the autumn wind

Hypernyms (to "twirl" is one way to...):

go around; revolve; rotate (turn on or around an axis or a center)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

The wooden sticks twirl


Sense 2twirl [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to spin

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

whirl; twirl; birl; spin

Context example:

spin a coin

Hypernyms (to "twirl" is one way to...):

circumvolve; rotate (cause to turn on an axis or center)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

The girls twirl the wooden sticks


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