twid·dle


twid·dle

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  • twid|dle — …   Useful english dictionary

  • twid — twid·dly; twid·dle; …   English syllables

  • dle — ad·dle·pate; ai·dle; bea·dle; bea·dle·dom; bin·dle; bri·dle·less; brin·dle; bud·dle·ia; ca·boo·dle; can·dle·mas; ca·noo·dle; con·did·dle; crud·dle; cru·dle; cud·dle·some; did·dle·dees; doo·dle·sack; drid·dle; fad·dle; far·dle; fer·ri·did·dle;… …   English syllables

  • twiddle — twid·dle …   English syllables

  • twiddle — twid|dle [ twıdl ] verb 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. ) intransitive or transitive to twist or turn something in a bored or nervous way: She… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • twiddle — twid|dle [ˈtwıdl] v [I and T] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Probably copying the action] 1.) twiddle your thumbs informal to do nothing while you are waiting for something to happen ▪ Let s go there s no point in sitting here twiddling our thumbs.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • twiddle — twid•dle [[t]ˈtwɪd l[/t]] v. dled, dling, n. 1) to turn about or play with lightly or idly, esp. with the fingers; twirl 2) to play or trifle idly with something; fiddle 3) to turn about lightly; twirl 4) the act of twiddling; turn; twirl •… …   From formal English to slang

  • Twiddle — Twid dle, v. i. To play with anything; hence, to be busy about trifles. Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Twiddle — Twid dle, n. 1. A slight twist with the fingers. [1913 Webster] 2. A pimple. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Twiddle — Twid dle, v. t. [Probably of imitative origin. Cf. {Tweedle}.] To touch lightly, or play with; to tweedle; to twirl; as, to twiddle one s thumbs; to twiddle a watch key. [Written also twidle.] Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English