twirl

twirl(
twuhrl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (act of spinning)
a. el giro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
With a twirl of her wrist she dismissed the waiter.Con un giro de la muñeca despachó al mesero.
b. la vuelta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The model gave a twirl at the end of the catwalk.La modelo se dio una vuelta al final de la pasarela.
c. la pirueta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
She finished her number with a twirl and a curtsey to the audience.Finalizó su número con una pirueta y una reverencia al público.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to cause to spin around)
a. girar
The gaucho rapidly twirled his lasso and threw it.El gaucho giró rapidamente su lazo y lo lanzó.
b. hacer girar
He strolled down the street twirling his cane.Paseaba por la calle haciendo girar su bastón.
c. dar vueltas a
Henry paused a moment, twirling his cigar in his fingers.Henry se detuvo un momento, dando vueltas a su puro entre los dedos.
d. revolear
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The drum majorettes marched past, twirling their batons.Las bastoneras desfilaron, revoleando sus bastones.
e. retorcerse (one's mustache)
The doctor twirled his mustache pensively as he listened to me.El medico se retorció el bigote pensativamente mientra me escuchaba.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to spin around)
a. girar
He twirled in front of the mirror, admiring himself.Giró delante del espejo, fijándose en lo guapo que era.
b. dar vueltas
We watched all the kites twirling above our heads.Miramos como todas las cometas daban vueltas por encima de nuestras cabezas.
c. hacer piruetas
The dancers ran, leapt, and twirled around the stage.Los bailarines corrieron, saltaron e hicieron piruetas por el escenario.
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twirl
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (movement)
a. la giro m, vuelta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (general)
a. hacer girar
he twirled his mustachese retorció el bigote
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (person)
a. girar sobre sí mismo(a)
twirl [twɜːl]
noun
1 [of body] vuelta (f); pirueta (f)
give us a twirl!
2 (in writing) rasgo (m)
transitive verb
dar vueltas rápidas a; [+baton, lasso] dar vueltas a; [+knob] girar; [+moustache] atusarse;
intransitive verb
dar vueltas; piruetear
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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