In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(hacer) girarshe twiddled the pencil between her fingers — jugueteaba con el lápiz
1to twiddle with sth — juguetear con algo
1(act)vuelta femeninoI gave the knob a twiddle — giré el botón
- With darker or lighter, this is easily done at the twiddle of a knob.
- The evolutionists just give the knobs of the ‘mechanism’ a twiddle here and there to ‘explain’ the data.
2(flourish, ornament)floritura femenino
- In the anteroom, little knots of people emit a cacophony of twangs and twiddles while, in the adjacent baronial hall, by a framed portrait of our hero, Dickie Speake's band is limbering up.
- The table is short of curlicues and twiddles and fancy bits.
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