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twiddle

['twɪdl] брит. / амер.

  1. гл.

    1. вертеть, крутить (что-л.), играть (чем-л.)

    2. = twiddle one's thumbs бездельничать, бить баклуши

    3. дрожать (о голосе)

  2. сущ.

    1. верчение

    2. завиток, украшение

    3. муз. орнаментика

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twiddle

['twɪdl]

v

крутить, теребить

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She twiddled the bit of paper. “If you think it’s dangerous, Rega, bring a guardsman or two with you,” she said, with the faintest tone of scorn.
Повертев в руках клочок бумаги, она усмехнулась и язвительно сказала: — Если вы считаете, что праздничная церемония настолько опасна, возьмите с собой еще одного охранника. Или двух.
Le Guin, Ursula / Four ways to ForgivenessЛе Гуин, Урсула / Четыре пути к прощению
Четыре пути к прощению
Ле Гуин, Урсула
© Издание на русском языке ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2008
© Перевод. И. Полоцк, О. Васант, О. Трофимов, В. Старожилец, 2008
© 1995 by Ursula K. Le Guin
Four ways to Forgiveness
Le Guin, Ursula
© 1995 by Ursula K. Le Guin
He took off his hat and twiddled nervously with the loose star on its point, causing a few more cheap sequins to part company.
Он снял с себя шляпу и принялся нервно теребить полуоторванную звезду на ее верхушке, чем вынудил еще несколько дешевых блесток расстаться с насиженным местом.
Pratchett, Terry / SourceryПратчетт,Терри / Посох и Шляпа
Посох и Шляпа
Пратчетт,Терри
© Издание на русском языке, оформление ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2008
Sourcery
Pratchett, Terry
© Terry and Lyn Pratchett 1988
Jim looked at Carolinus; who nodded, twiddled his fingers and Rrrnlf’s body moved as a whole.
Джим взглянул на Каролинуса, тот кивнул, шевельнул пальцем, и тело Рррнлфа ожило.
Dickson, Gordon / Dragon at WarДиксон, Гордон / Дракон на войне
Дракон на войне
Диксон, Гордон
Dragon at War
Dickson, Gordon
These antique gadgets no longer worked, but it was hard to resist twiddling the levers, turning the pages, and reading the songs on the little pink labels.
Сами доисторические мини-автоматы давно уже не работали, но руки сами тянулись к рычагам, чтобы переворачивать страницу за страницей и читать названия песен.
King, Stephen / From A Buick 8Кинг, Стивен / Почти как "бьюик"
Почти как "бьюик"
Кинг, Стивен
© Перевод. В.А. Вебер, 2003
© ООО "Издательство АСТ", 2004
From A Buick 8
King, Stephen
© Stephen King, 2002
Up went the lift, gently and nauseatingly. The boy grew calmer and wiped his nose with one hand, while the other twiddled the cord.
Лифт мягко и тошно шел вверх, мальчишка, успокоившись, утирал нос одной рукой, а другой перебирал веревку.
Bulgakov, Michail / DiaboliadБулгаков, Михаил / Дьяволиада
Дьяволиада
Булгаков, Михаил
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1988
Diaboliad
Bulgakov, Michail
© English translation Raduga Publishers 1990
'The core of the matter is,' I said, twiddling the wheel to avoid a passing hen, 'that in Roberta Wickham we are dealing with a girl of high and haughty spirit.'
— Вся беда в том, — сказал я, крутанув руль, чтобы не задавить перебегавшую дорогу курицу, — что в лице Роберты Уикем мы имеем дело с натурой пылкой и высокомерной.
Wodehouse, P.G. / Jeeves in the offingВудхаус, П. Г. / На помощь, Дживс!
На помощь, Дживс!
Вудхаус, П. Г.
© Издательство «Остожье», 1999
© ГП ИПФ «Ставрополье», 1999
Jeeves in the offing
Wodehouse, P.G.
© 1960 by P.G.Wodehouse, renewed 1988 by Edward Stephen Cazalet, next of kin of deceased author
Until tonight, when she had observed Rhea's smile up close and endured her twiddling, meddling fingers, she would have said it was the ugliest thing she had ever seen.
До этой ночи, когда ей пришлось лицезреть улыбку Риа, почувствовать на себе ее гадкие пальцы, Сюзан думала, что ничего более отвратительного быть не может.
King, Stephen / Wizard and GlassКинг, Стивен / Колдун и Кристалл
Колдун и Кристалл
Кинг, Стивен
© Stephen King, 1997
© Перевод, В.А. Вебер, 1998
© ООО "Издательство АСТ", 2003
Wizard and Glass
King, Stephen
© Stephen King, 1997, 2003
She was silent for a moment, twiddling her fingers on the legs of her pajamas.
– Она помолчала, пальцами свободной руки теребя штанину пижамы.
King, Stephen / Lisey's storyКинг, Стивен / История Лизи
История Лизи
Кинг, Стивен
Lisey's story
King, Stephen
© 2006 by Stephen King

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'twɪdlVerbвертеть; крутить; играть

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Word forms

twiddle

verb
Basic forms
Pasttwiddled
Imperativetwiddle
Present Participle (Participle I)twiddling
Past Participle (Participle II)twiddled
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I twiddlewe twiddle
you twiddleyou twiddle
he/she/it twiddlesthey twiddle
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am twiddlingwe are twiddling
you are twiddlingyou are twiddling
he/she/it is twiddlingthey are twiddling
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have twiddledwe have twiddled
you have twiddledyou have twiddled
he/she/it has twiddledthey have twiddled
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been twiddlingwe have been twiddling
you have been twiddlingyou have been twiddling
he/she/it has been twiddlingthey have been twiddling
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I twiddledwe twiddled
you twiddledyou twiddled
he/she/it twiddledthey twiddled
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was twiddlingwe were twiddling
you were twiddlingyou were twiddling
he/she/it was twiddlingthey were twiddling
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had twiddledwe had twiddled
you had twiddledyou had twiddled
he/she/it had twiddledthey had twiddled
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been twiddlingwe had been twiddling
you had been twiddlingyou had been twiddling
he/she/it had been twiddlingthey had been twiddling
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will twiddlewe shall/will twiddle
you will twiddleyou will twiddle
he/she/it will twiddlethey will twiddle
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be twiddlingwe shall/will be twiddling
you will be twiddlingyou will be twiddling
he/she/it will be twiddlingthey will be twiddling
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have twiddledwe shall/will have twiddled
you will have twiddledyou will have twiddled
he/she/it will have twiddledthey will have twiddled
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been twiddlingwe shall/will have been twiddling
you will have been twiddlingyou will have been twiddling
he/she/it will have been twiddlingthey will have been twiddling
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would twiddlewe should/would twiddle
you would twiddleyou would twiddle
he/she/it would twiddlethey would twiddle
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be twiddlingwe should/would be twiddling
you would be twiddlingyou would be twiddling
he/she/it would be twiddlingthey would be twiddling
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have twiddledwe should/would have twiddled
you would have twiddledyou would have twiddled
he/she/it would have twiddledthey would have twiddled
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been twiddlingwe should/would have been twiddling
you would have been twiddlingyou would have been twiddling
he/she/it would have been twiddlingthey would have been twiddling
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am twiddledwe are twiddled
you are twiddledyou are twiddled
he/she/it is twiddledthey are twiddled
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being twiddledwe are being twiddled
you are being twiddledyou are being twiddled
he/she/it is being twiddledthey are being twiddled
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been twiddledwe have been twiddled
you have been twiddledyou have been twiddled
he/she/it has been twiddledthey have been twiddled
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was twiddledwe were twiddled
you were twiddledyou were twiddled
he/she/it was twiddledthey were twiddled
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being twiddledwe were being twiddled
you were being twiddledyou were being twiddled
he/she/it was being twiddledthey were being twiddled
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been twiddledwe had been twiddled
you had been twiddledyou had been twiddled
he/she/it had been twiddledthey had been twiddled
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be twiddledwe shall/will be twiddled
you will be twiddledyou will be twiddled
he/she/it will be twiddledthey will be twiddled
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been twiddledwe shall/will have been twiddled
you will have been twiddledyou will have been twiddled
he/she/it will have been twiddledthey will have been twiddled

twiddle

noun
SingularPlural
Common casetwiddletwiddles
Possessive casetwiddle'stwiddles'