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twid·dle / ˈtwidl/ • v. [tr.] twist, move, or fiddle with (something), typically in a purposeless or nervous way: she twiddled the dials on the radio | [intr.] he began twiddling with the curtain cord. ∎  [intr.] archaic turn or move in a twirling way. • n. an act of twisting or fiddling with something: one twiddle of a button. PHRASES: twiddle one's thumbs rotate one's thumbs around each other with the fingers linked together. ∎  be bored or idle because one has nothing to do. DERIVATIVES: twid·dler / ˈtwidlər; ˈtwidl-ər/ n. twid·dly / ˈtwidlē; ˈtwidl-ē/ adj.

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twiddle

twiddle †trifle XVI; turn about esp. with the fingers XVII. prob. of symbolic orig.; cf. twirl, fiddle.

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twiddle

twiddleaddle, paddle, saddle, skedaddle, staddle, straddle •candle, Coromandel, dandle, Handel, handle, mishandle, Randall, sandal, scandal, vandal •manhandle, panhandle •packsaddle • side-saddle •backpedal, heddle, medal, meddle, pedal, peddle, treadle •Grendel, Kendall, Lendl, Mendel, Rendell, sendal, Wendell •cradle, ladle •beadle, bipedal, credal, needle, wheedle •diddle, fiddle, griddle, kiddle, Liddell, middle, piddle, riddle, twiddle •brindle, dwindle, kindle, spindle, swindle, Tyndale •paradiddle, taradiddle •pyramidal • apsidal •bridal, bridle, fratricidal, genocidal, germicidal, homicidal, idle, idol, infanticidal, insecticidal, intertidal, matricidal, parricidal, patricidal, pesticidal, regicidal, sidle, suicidal, tidal, tyrannicidal, uxoricidal •coddle, doddle, model, noddle, swaddle, toddle, twaddle, waddle •fondle, rondel •mollycoddle •caudal, chordal, dawdle •poundal, roundel •Gödel, modal, yodel •crinoidal •boodle, caboodle, canoodle, doodle, feudal, noodle, poodle, strudel, udal •befuddle, cuddle, fuddle, huddle, muddle, puddle, ruddle •bundle, trundle •prebendal • synodal •antipodal, tripodal •citadel •curdle, engirdle, girdle, hurdle •dirndl

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