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Noun
A rapid turning about on an axis or central point
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“The whirl of snowflakes in the wind.”
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Frantic activity of a specified kind
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“Galway will be a whirl of activity and colour from Tuesday, when the 26th Galway Arts Festival comes to life.”
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An effort to do or accomplish something
“I'm pretty good at fixing things, so how about if I give it a whirl?”
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A rapid movement round and round
“The rainbows of colour scattered around the room coupled with the whirl of the spinning wheels when they are put into motion is an amazing combination and makes for a very comfortable atmosphere.”
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A state of mental uncertainty
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“The constant changes had her all in a whirl.”
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A rapid series of events
“Her life is one long whirl of parties.”
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A confused state
“My thoughts are in a complete whirl.”
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A journey made on a means of transportation
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Dance
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The movement of one's body, especially to music
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A situation of hurried and confused movement
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Swoosh or rush
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A fastening made by looping a piece of material on itself and tightening it
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A brief amorous relationship or encounter
Verb
Move or cause to move rapidly round and round
“It is also helpful to whirl the water round and then break the egg into the centre of the whirlpool.”
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Move or cause to move rapidly
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“Owen, at his most alert and intuitive, spun round to whirl the ball beyond Ricardo with his right foot.”
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To be in a confused state as if from being twirled around
“Clutching the tightly wrapped parcel in her hands, she poked her head out again, only to draw it back inside with a quickness that left her heart pounding and her mind whirling.”
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To cause (as a liquid) to move about in a circle especially repeatedly
“… whirled the chocolate syrup into the milk with a spoon.”
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To move or proceed smoothly and readily
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To make a series of small irregular or violent movements
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To rest or move along the surface of a liquid or in the air
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To move rhythmically to music, typically following a set sequence of steps
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To be in a state of violent rolling motion
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To sway to and fro
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Change direction suddenly
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To strike repeatedly with something long and thin or flexible
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