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English definition of “twirl”


verb [I/T]  /twɜrl/ us  
to turn in a circle, or to cause something to do this: [I always + adv/prep] Skaters leapt and twirled on the ice.
noun [C]  /ˈtwɜrl/ us  
She does a twirl to show off her pretty dress.
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