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verb twiddle pronunciation in American English /ˈtwɪd(ə)l/
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present tense
present participletwiddling
past tensetwiddled
past participletwiddled
  1. 1
    [transitive] to turn a switch on a piece of equipment or a machine

    He twiddled the radio dial until he found a news program.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to twist or turn something in a bored or nervous way

    She twiddled a strand of her hair.

    twiddle with:

    He began twiddling with his pen.

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 twiddle pronunciation in American English noun [countable]
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