twiddle

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

twiddle (third-person singular simple present twiddles, present participle twiddling, simple past and past participle twiddled)

  1. (transitive) To wiggle, fidget or play with; to move around.
    She sat and nervously twiddled her hair while she waited.
  2. (transitive, computing) To flip or switch two adjacent bits.
  3. (transitive, mathematics) To be in an equivalence relation with.
  4. (intransitive) To play with anything; hence, to be busy about trifles.
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Noun[edit]

twiddle (plural twiddles)

  1. A slight twist with the fingers.
  2. (UK, dialect) A pimple.
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