twiddle - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/ˈtwɪd(ə)l/
present tense
I/you/we/theytwiddle
he/she/ittwiddles
present participletwiddling
past tensetwiddled
past participletwiddled
  1. 1
    [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.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to turn a switch on a piece of equipment or a machine

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

derived word

twiddle

 

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noun [countable]
singulartwiddle
pluraltwiddles