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Definition of "twirl" []

  • To rotate or revolve briskly; swing in a circle; spin: twirled a baton to lead the band. (verb-transitive)
  • To twist or wind around: twirl thread on a spindle. (verb-transitive)
  • To move or spin around rapidly, suddenly, or repeatedly: The pinwheel twirled in the breeze. (verb-intransitive)
  • To whirl or turn suddenly; make an about-face: twirled in the direction of the noise. (verb-intransitive)
  • Baseball To pitch. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "twirl" in a sentence
  • ""Training for the ballet, Potter?" yelled Malfoy as Harry was forced to do a stupid kind of twirl in midair to dodge the Bludger, and he fled, the Bludger trailing a few feet behind him; and then, glaring back at Malfoy in hatred, he saw it-the Golden Snitch."
  • ""twirl" would help to construct the smoke subtle curves too."
  • "It will not only blow your mind, it will whirl and twirl your body about."