fidget

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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.
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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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References in classic literature ?
Surely, there never was a man who fidgeted as Tim must have done then; for he knocked the window again--almost in the same place--and Miss La Creevy said she was sure he'd break it.
The Chewy Fidget Coil is a fidget item to wrap around the user's necks and made to be fidgeted with by keeping hands and mouths busy.
The report said that men fidgeted twice as much as women while being interviewed, but made fewer mistakes.
Overall, the men fidgeted twice as much as the women.
L/Cpl Beharry told The Sun he was absolutely furious at the way Mr Brown fidgeted and moved during the twominute silence, adding: "All that was going through my head was to knock him out.
Sporting a purple knit top over a black halter and black heels, Love fidgeted during the 10-minute hearing.
Roderick Murray laughed, fidgeted and clapped as a smuggling gang was sentenced.
But his mother-in-law, a nervous lady with 15-mile-per-hour ideas, fidgeted and fused continually.
The ones who gained the least weight had the highest level of NEAT--Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis--a very fancy way of saying they squirmed, Wiggled, tapped, and fidgeted, and in doing so burned up a bunch of calories.
Another major difference: Babies who got the grape juice soon settled down and slept, whereas those who got pear juice fussed and fidgeted continuously, Cole says, suggesting some minor discomfort.
After the girls fidgeted in the car for a half hour past closing time, he sent them into the office to let me know they were waiting.
Thursday's hearing was brief as, one by one, 10 potential jurors fidgeted before the judge.
They talked and fidgeted during the American anthem and were sent home by the International Olympic Committee for "insulting behaviour.
Researchers at the Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock studied 30 females age 13 to 20 who were slated to undergo a colposcopy and found that those allowed to watch MTV during the exam fidgeted less and needed less reassurance than those with no form of entertainment.
EL SEGUNDO - Rick Fox fidgeted with the white tape and stiff padding that encased his right thumb, stared glumly downward and considered another playoff run that might or might not include the best he has to offer to the Lakers' championship hopes.