English version

twirl

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtwirltwirl /twɜːl $ twɜːrl/ verb [intransitive, transitive] 🔊 🔊 TURNto turn around and around or make something do thistwirl around/round 🔊 Couples were twirling around the dance floor.twirl something around/round 🔊 She twirled the liquid around in her glass. —twirl noun [countable] —twirly adjective→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
twirl• Do you know how to twirl a baton?• I've never been able to twirl a baton.• But it was only the sensational Jamie, twirling a diamante choker on his index finger.• Half a dozen couples were twirling about to a waltz.• Elaine twirled across the dance floor.• Rachel took her father's hand and twirled in and out under his arm.• Katy twirled in front of the mirror and smiled and smiled.• Scraps of paper, issuing from the city, came twirling in through the cab window.• He picked up a pen and twirled it between his fingers.• She threw off her coat, twirled off the scarf, sat on the bed to undo her sneakers.• They joined hands, they twirled round and round and round.• The twirling teacups of the Mad Tea Party are perfect.• The man, without answering, began to twirl the ends of his moustache.• He leaned against the van for a moment, twirling the racket in his hands.• They mechanically weave into intricate patterns, twirling their 10-pound rifles with the swiftness of a baton.twirl around/round• They joined hands, they twirled round and round and round.• Some mimed dances and twirled around him, humming popular songs.• She twirled around the room but Mary wasn't interested and returned upstairs with her friends to complete dressing.
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Verb table
twirl
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytwirl
he, she, ittwirls
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytwirled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave twirled
he, she, ithas twirled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad twirled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill twirl
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have twirled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam twirling
he, she, itis twirling
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you, we, theyare twirling
Past
I, he, she, itwas twirling
you, we, theywere twirling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been twirling
he, she, ithas been twirling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been twirling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be twirling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been twirling
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