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whirl

whirl

 
pronunciation:
wuhrl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: whirled, whirling, whirls
definition 1: to turn or spin quickly on a central point.
The bicycle wheel whirled when he lifted it off the ground.
synonyms:
revolve, spin
similar words:
reel, roll, rotate, swirl, twirl
definition 2: to turn or change direction suddenly; wheel about.
He whirled around to glare at me.
synonyms:
wheel
similar words:
pivot, swing, swivel
definition 3: to have a feeling of spinning quickly; reel.
His head whirled from the noise of the city.
synonyms:
spin
definition 4: to give a quick spinning or turning motion to; cause to revolve.
He whirled his partner on the dance floor.
synonyms:
spin, twirl
similar words:
rotate, swirl
definition 5: to drive or carry along very rapidly or in a circular direction.
The wind whirled the newspaper through the park.
similar words:
flutter, swirl
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or motion of whirling.
He gave the ball a whirl.
synonyms:
spin
similar words:
swirl
definition 2: a state or feeling of being dizzy or confused.
The roller coaster ride left my head in a whirl.
synonyms:
spin
definition 3: something that whirls or is whirled.
A giant whirl of wind destroyed the house.Her ring went down the drain in a whirl.
similar words:
whir, whirlwind
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