Predicate: twirl

Roleset id: twirl.01 , (cause to) move in a circle quickly, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

twirl.01: TWIRL-V NOTES: Member of Vncls coil-9.6-1, entity_specific_modes_being-47.2, knead-26.5, roll-51.3.1. Updated by Julia, 11/2010. (from twirl.01-v)


twirl (v.)Cause_to_move_in_place Moving_in_place


        Arg0-PAG: cause of twirling (vnrole: 9.6-1-agent, 26.5-agent, 51.3.1-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing twirling (vnrole: 9.6-1-theme, 26.5-material, 51.3.1-theme)
        Arg2-LOC: axis (vnrole: 9.6-1-location)

Example: usually without axis

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: gerund

        [Carroll]-1 diagnosed Mrs. Hull by [*-1]taking a drop of blood from her ear and putting it on his ``radionic'' machine and twirling some knobs (fee $50).

        Arg0: [*-1]
        Rel: twirling
        Arg1: some knobs

Example: sometimes with axis

        person: third,  tense: past,  aspect: progressive,  voice: active,  form: participle

        She had picked up the quirt and was twirling it around her wrist and smiling at him.

        Arg0: She
        Rel: twirling
        Arg1: it
        Arg2: around her wrist