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English definition of “twiddle”

twiddle

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈtwɪd.l̩/ us  
to move something repeatedly between your fingers, especially without any purpose: She was twiddling (with) a pencil/her hair. Twiddle a dial/knob on a radio in Britain and you may hear voices speaking French or German.Revolving, rotating and spinningTouching and feelingShowing affection

twiddle

noun [C] uk   /ˈtwɪd.l̩/ us  
an act of turning something with the fingers: At the twiddle of a knob the operators can focus on a tiny amount of airspace or scan the whole area.Revolving, rotating and spinning
(Definition of twiddle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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