twiddle

US [ˈtwɪd(ə)l]
UK ['twɪd(ə)l]
  • v.摆弄
  • n.拧;转动;(图案等的)修饰性曲线;(乐曲的)装饰音
  • Web玩弄;捻;捻弄
Simple Present:twiddles  Present Participle:twiddling  Past Tense:twiddled  
twiddle
v.
1.
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(常因紧张或无聊)旋弄,摆弄,捻弄(物件)to twist or turn sth with your fingers often because you are nervous or bored
He twiddled with the radio knob until he found the right programme.
他转动了一会儿收音机旋钮才找到了合意的节目。
She was twiddling the ring on her finger.
她摆弄着手指上的戒指。
IDM
twiddle your thumbs
抱手旋弄大拇指to move your thumbs around each other with your fingers joined together
(等待之际)无所事事to do nothing while you are waiting for sth to happen
n.
1.
拧;转动a twist or turn
a twiddle of the knob
转动一下旋钮
2.
(图案等的)修饰性曲线,螺旋形线条;(乐曲的)装饰音a decorative twist in a pattern, piece of music, etc.
twiddles on the clarinet
单簧管的装饰音

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