Pronunciation: (twid'l), [key]
—v., -dled, -dling,
to turn about or play with lightly or idly, esp. with the fingers; twirl.
1. to play or trifle idly with something; fiddle.
2. to turn about lightly; twirl.
3. twiddle one's thumbs, to do nothing; be idle: Business was slack, and the salespeople were twiddling their thumbs.
the act of twiddling; turn; twirl.
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