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whirl

whirl - Dictionary definition and meaning for word whirl

Definition
(noun) confused movement
Synonyms : commotion
Example Sentence
  • he was caught up in a whirl of work
  • a commotion of people fought for the exits

Definition
(noun) the shape of something rotating rapidly
Synonyms : convolution , swirl , vortex

Definition
(noun) a usually brief attempt
Synonyms : crack , fling , go , offer , pass
Example Sentence
  • he took a crack at it
  • I gave it a whirl

Definition
(noun) the act of rotating rapidly
Synonyms : spin , twirl , twist , twisting
Example Sentence
  • he gave the crank a spin
  • it broke off after much twisting

Definition
(verb) turn in a twisting or spinning motion
Synonyms : swirl , twiddle , twirl
Example Sentence
  • The leaves swirled in the autumn wind

Definition
(verb) cause to spin
Synonyms : birl , spin , twirl
Example Sentence
  • spin a coin

Definition
(verb) flow in a circular current, of liquids
Synonyms : eddy , purl , swirl , whirlpool

Definition
(verb) revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
Synonyms : gyrate , reel , spin , spin around
Example Sentence
  • The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy

Definition
(verb) fly around
Synonyms : tumble , whirl around
Example Sentence
  • The clothes tumbled in the dryer
  • rising smoke whirled in the air

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for whirl

whirl sounds like wheel whose function is to rotate or revolve rapidly
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