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twirl

verb [I or T, usually + adv/prep] uk   /twɜːl/ us    /twɝːl/
to (cause to) give a sudden quick turn or set of turns in a circle: She danced and twirled across the room. He twirled the ribbon round the stick. He twirled his umbrella as he walked. She twirled her baton high in the air as she led the parade.
twirl
noun [C] uk   us  
She did a twirl (= turned quickly round) in her new skirt.
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