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

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