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whirl

noun (n)

  • confused movement (noun.event)
    Synonym: commotion
    Example:
    He was caught up in a whirl of work.
    source: wordnet30
  • the shape of something rotating rapidly (noun.shape)
    source: wordnet30
  • a usually brief attempt (noun.act)
    Synonym: crack, fling, go, offer, pass
    Example:
    I gave it a whirl.
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of rotating rapidly (noun.act)
    Synonym: spin, twirl, twist, twisting
    source: wordnet30
  • A turning with rapidity or velocity; rapid rotation or circumvolution; quick gyration; rapid or confusing motion; as, the whirl of a top; the whirl of a wheel. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • turn in a twisting or spinning motion (verb.motion)
    Synonym: swirl, twiddle, twirl
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to spin (verb.motion)
    Synonym: birl, spin, twirl
    source: wordnet30
  • flow in a circular current, of liquids (verb.motion)
    Synonym: eddy, purl, swirl, whirlpool
    source: wordnet30
  • revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis (verb.motion)
    Example:
    The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy.
    source: wordnet30
  • fly around (verb.motion)
    Synonym: tumble, whirl around
    Example:
    Rising smoke whirled in the air.
    source: wordnet30
  • To turn round rapidly; to cause to rotate with velocity; to make to revolve. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To be turned round rapidly; to move round with velocity; to revolve or rotate with great speed; to gyrate. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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