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as in rotation
a rapid turning about on an axis or central point the twirl of the dancer's skirt mesmerized me

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as in to rotate
to move (something) in a curved or circular path on or as if on an axis absentmindedly twirled a lock of her hair around her finger

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“Twirl.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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