English version

twiddle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtwiddletwid‧dle /ˈtwɪdl/ verb  1 twiddle your thumbs2 TURN[intransitive, transitive] to move or turn something around with your fingers many times, especially because you are nervous or boredtwiddle with She was twiddling with her earrings.twiddle noun [countable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
twiddleHe was twiddling a piece of cork and sucking on his empty pipe.He was twiddling his fingers and looking pleased with himself.Till then, its quarry sat twiddling his thumbs and not quite smirking.I sat there and twiddled my thumbs.The rest of us could just sit and twiddle our thumbs and drink iced coffee.The world got clearer, as if some one were twiddling the focus of her retinae.He kept twiddling the knobs on the radio trying to get a signal.Somehow it sounds even more so coming from a ballerina sitting in full-length black mink coat and twiddling with diamond earrings.He looked away and began twiddling with the curtain cord.
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Verb table
twiddle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytwiddle
he, she, ittwiddles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytwiddled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave twiddled
he, she, ithas twiddled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad twiddled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill twiddle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have twiddled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam twiddling
he, she, itis twiddling
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you, we, theyare twiddling
Past
I, he, she, itwas twiddling
you, we, theywere twiddling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been twiddling
he, she, ithas been twiddling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been twiddling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be twiddling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been twiddling
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