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1‘she twiddled the dials on the radio’
turn, twist, swivel, twirl, adjust, move, jiggle
fiddle with, play with, toy with, fidget with
‘we've been sitting here twiddling our thumbs all afternoon’
have nothing to do, kick one's heels, do nothing, be idle, be unoccupied, sit around, kill time, waste time
hang around, hang round
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.