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twirl (v.)

1590s, "move round rapidly" (intransitive), of uncertain origin, possibly connected with Old English þwirl "a stirrer, handle of a churn," and Old Norse þvara "pot-sticker, stirrer." Or on another guess a blend of twist and whirl. Transitive sense, "cause to revolve rapidly," is from 1620s. Related: Twirled; twirling.

twirl (n.)

1590s, "rapid circular motion," from twirl (v.).

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Definitions of twirl from WordNet
1
twirl (v.)
turn in a twisting or spinning motion;
Synonyms: swirl / twiddle / whirl
twirl (v.)
cause to spin;
Synonyms: whirl / birl / spin
2
twirl (n.)
a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight;
Synonyms: kink / twist
twirl (n.)
the act of rotating rapidly;
Synonyms: spin / twist / twisting / whirl
From wordnet.princeton.edu