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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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… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

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