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twirl

noun

1 twirl

A sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight.

synonyms: kink, twist.

Roget 248: winding etc. v.; convolution, involution, circumvolution; wave, undulation, tortuosity, anfractuosity; sinuosity, sinuation; meandering, ... show more



2 twirl

The act of rotating rapidly.

synonyms: spin, twist, twisting, whirl.

Dutch: effect, schroef, spin, wervelbeweging, werveling
Polish: młyniec

verb

1 twirl

Turn in a twisting or spinning motion.

synonyms: swirl, twiddle, whirl.

Roget 248: be convoluted etc. adj.; wind, twine, turn and twist, twirl; wave, undulate, meander; inosculate; entwine, intwine; twist, ... show more

Roget 311: turn, bend, wheel; go about, put about; heel; go round to the right about, turn round to the right about; turn on one's heel; make a circle, make a complete circle, describe a circle, describe a complete circle; go through 180 degrees, ... show more

Dutch: wervelen

2 twirl

Cause to spin.

synonyms: birl, spin, whirl.

Roget 312: rotate; roll along; revolve, spin; turn round; circumvolve; circulate; gyre, gyrate, wheel, whirl, pirouette; twirl, trundle, ... show more

Dutch: spinnen


Moby thesaurus: Charybdis, Maelstrom, back stream, backflow, backwash, backwater, centrifugate, centrifuge, cirrus, coil, contort, convolution, corkscrew, countercurrent, counterflow, counterflux, crinkle, curl, curlicue, dizzy round ... show more.

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