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Spin or cause to spin around.
- ‘With all those heads twizzling by and all manner of human flotsam and jetsam floating by it is often impossible to keep your finger on the pulse of things.’
- ‘As he spun tracks from Can, The Beach Boys, Tim Buckley's ‘Star Sailor’ and Scott Walker's ‘Tilt’, a million car-radio dials twizzled away, never to return.’
- ‘Sir Harvey twizzled his monster moustache and sipped his favourite drink: strong tea with four lumps!’
- ‘He twizzled about in his chair and fished a bulky brown envelope, waving it victoriously as he turned back around.’
- ‘He thoughtfully twizzled his thinning grey beard and fell silent for a long time. A very long time.’
A twisting or spinning movement.
- ‘The team moved into the Charleston rhythm with a midline (not touching) step sequence which was fast and and contained lots of turns and twizzles throughout.’
- ‘Only a small mistake on a twizzle during a footwork sequence kept the Canadians behind the Russians.’
- ‘The European bronze medalist impressed the crowd with innovative lifts and fast twizzles, scoring 45.90 points for their elements, improving significantly on their previous personal best of 39.60 points.’
- ‘The reigning Four Continents champions also executed a serpentine lift followed by synchronized twizzles, two curve lifts (one in combination with a rotational lift), a spirited diagonal step sequence, and a nice rotational lift.’
- ‘The reigning World Junior bronze medalists left a good impression, but their twizzles were a bit out of control.’
Late 18th century: probably imitative, influenced by twist.
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