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fidget about

To compulsively move around in a nervous or restless manner. Mary, stop fidgeting about like that and sit still! My mother always fidgets about the house when we have company.
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fidget spinner

A small propeller-shaped toy designed to be spun atop one's fingertip. Ostensibly a device to help people with attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder increase their focus, the fidget spinner became popular with schoolchildren and those who use it to try to ease anxiety or restlessness. Ever since I got my son a fidget spinner, he's had an easier time paying attention in class, but the school is considering banning them as a distraction.
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fidget around

to wiggle and twitch nervously. The child sat there, fidgeting around for over ten minutes. Please don't fidget around so.
See also: around, fidget

fidget with something

to play with something nervously. Please don't fidget with your zipper. Carl is always fidgeting with his left ear.
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A paper on the project, entitled "Designing for the Physical Margins of Digital Workspaces: Fidget Widgets in Support of Productivity and Creativity," was delivered at the TEI 2014 (8[sup.
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Bridget Fidget is very aptly named, she is in an absolute chaotic spin when the postman brings a big box which she is sure contains her long desired pet a unicorn.
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Baptisms are handled in a way that gives children an integral role, rather than having them fidget as passive bystanders.
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Fidget, squirm, walk the aisles, stand beside your seat and do three sets of 10 toe lifts.
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I used to be a great fidget, move about a lot, but that was because I couldn't hear.