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swirl

swirl

 
pronunciation:
swuhrl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: swirled, swirling, swirls
definition 1: to move along or around with a whirling or spiral motion.
The river swirled around the rocks.
synonyms:
eddy
similar words:
churn, circle, circulate, course, flow, gurgle, moil, spin, whirl, wind
definition 2: to be or feel dizzy.
My head is swirling!
synonyms:
reel, turn, whirl
similar words:
revolve, spin, sway
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to impart a spiral or twisting motion to; cause to whirl.
synonyms:
revolve, spin, twirl, twist, whirl
similar words:
agitate, circle, rotate, turn, wind
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a whirling or spiral motion.
synonyms:
spin, twirl, twist, whirl, whorl
similar words:
curl, revolution, roll, rotation, spiral, turn
definition 2: a curving shape or line; whorl.
Her hair fell in swirls.
synonyms:
curl, spiral, whorl
similar words:
bend, coil, curve, roll, twirl
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derivation: swirlingly (adv.)