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  Definition of whirl
  1. the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"
  2. a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"
  3. confused movement; "he was caught up in a whirl of work"; "a commotion of people fought for the exits"
  4. the shape of something rotating rapidly
  5. revolve quickly and repeatedly around one''s own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
  6. flow in a circular current, of liquids
  7. fly around; "The clothes tumbled in the dryer"; "rising smoke whirled in the air"
  8. cause to spin; "spin a coin"
  9. turn in a twisting or spinning motion; "The leaves swirled in the autumn wind"
Similar Words: spin, twirl, twist, twisting, crack, fling, go, pass, offer, commotion, swirl, vortex, convolution, spin around, reel, gyrate, eddy, purl, whirlpool, tumble, whirl around, birl, twiddle

 

Hyponyms: pirouette, birling, logrolling, whirligig

 

Derivational Morphology: spin, spin around, reel, gyrate, birl, twirl, wrench, twist, swirl, twiddle, tumble, whirl around, eddy, purl, whirlpool, rotation, revolution, gyration, whirling, vortex, convolution, twisting, whirling dervish, whirler, spinner, commotion, maelstrom, baton twirler, twirler, pitcher, hurler

 

 
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