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whirl

 
Noun whirl has 4 senses
  1. whirl, commotion - confused movement; "he was caught up in a whirl of work"; "a commotion of people fought for the exits"
    --1 is a kind of movement, motion
    Derived forms: verb whirl5, verb whirl1, verb whirl3
  2. whirl, swirl, vortex, convolution - the shape of something rotating rapidly
    --2 is a kind of round shape
    Derived forms: verb whirl4, verb whirl2
  3. crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offer - a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"
    --3 is a kind of attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try
  4. spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl - the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"
    --4 is a kind of rotation, rotary motion
    --4 has particulars: pirouette; birling, logrolling
    Derived forms: verb whirl4, verb whirl2
Verb whirl has 5 senses
  1. twirl, swirl, twiddle, whirl - turn in a twisting or spinning motion; "The leaves swirled in the autumn wind"
    --1 is one way to revolve, go around, rotate
    Derived forms: noun whirl1, noun whirling1
    Sample sentence:
    The wooden sticks whirl
  2. whirl, birl, spin, twirl - cause to spin; "spin a coin"
    --2 is one way to rotate, circumvolve
    Derived forms: noun whirl2, noun whirl4
    Sample sentence:
    The girls whirl the wooden sticks
  3. eddy, purl, whirlpool, swirl, whirl - flow in a circular current, of liquids
    --3 is one way to run, flow, feed, course
    Derived form: noun whirl1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  4. spin, spin around, whirl, reel, gyrate - revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
    --4 is one way to revolve, go around, rotate
    Derived forms: noun whirl2, noun whirl4, noun whirler1, noun whirler2
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s PP
  5. whirl, tumble, whirl around - fly around; "The clothes tumbled in the dryer"; "rising smoke whirled in the air"
    --5 is one way to move
    Derived form: noun whirl1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
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