twiddle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"twiddle" in British English

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twiddleverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈtwɪd.l̩/
to ​move something ​repeatedly between ​yourfingers, ​especially without any ​purpose: She was twiddling (with) a ​pencil/her ​hair. Twiddle a ​dial/​knob on a ​radio in the ​city and you may ​hearvoicesspeakingSpanish, ​Chinese, ​Portuguese, or ​Russian.

twiddlenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈtwɪd.l̩/ mainly UK
an ​act of ​turning something with the ​fingers: At the twiddle of a ​knob the ​operators can ​focus on a ​tinyamount of ​airspace or ​scan the ​wholearea.
(Definition of twiddle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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twiddleverb [T]

 us   /ˈtwɪd·əl/
to move something about between ​yourfingers without giving it ​yourattention: She ​kept twiddling her ​necklace.
(Definition of twiddle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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