HyperDic: whirl

English > 9 senses of the word whirl:
VERBmotionwhirl, twirl, swirl, twiddleturn in a twisting or spinning motion
motionwhirl, birl, spin, twirlcause to spin
motionwhirl, eddy, purl, whirlpool, swirlflow in a circular current, of liquids / liquids
motionwhirl, spin, spin around, reel, gyraterevolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
motionwhirl, tumble, whirl aroundfly around
NOUNeventwhirl, commotionconfused / confused movement
shapewhirl, swirl, vortex, convolutionthe shape of something rotating rapidly
actwhirl, crack, fling, go, pass, offera usually brief attempt
actwhirl, spin, twirl, twist, twistingthe act of rotating rapidly
whirl > pronunciation
Soundshhwer'l; wer'l
Rhymesbirle ... whorl: 16 rhymes with erl...
English > whirl: 9 senses > noun 1, event
Meaningconfused / confused movement.
Example"he was caught up in a whirl of work"
Synonymcommotion
Broadermovement, motionA natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
Verbswhirlflow in a circular current, of liquids / liquids
whirlturn in a twisting or spinning motion
whirlfly around
English > whirl: 9 senses > noun 2, shape
MeaningThe shape of something rotating rapidly.
Synonymsswirl, vortex, convolution
Broaderround shapeA shape that is curved and without sharp angles
Spanishconvolución, remolino, voluta, vórtice
Catalanremolí
Verbswhirlcause to spin
whirlrevolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
English > whirl: 9 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA usually brief attempt.
Example "I gave it a whirl"
Synonymscrack, fling, go, pass, offer
Broaderattempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, tryearnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish / accomplish something
Spanishconato, disposición, pase, prueba, tentativa, vuelta
English > whirl: 9 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of rotating rapidly.
Synonymsspin, twirl, twist, twisting
Narrowerbirling, logrollingrotating a log rapidly in the water (as a competitive sport)
pirouette(ballet) a rapid spin of the body (especially on the toes as in ballet)
Broaderrotation, rotary motionThe act of rotating as if on an axis
Spanishgiro
Catalangir
Verbswhirlcause to spin
whirlrevolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
English > whirl: 9 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningTurn in a twisting or spinning motion.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThe wooden sticks whirl
Synonymstwirl, swirl, twiddle
Broaderrevolve, go around, rotateturn on or around an axis or a center
Spanisharremolinarse, arremolinar, girar, remolinear
Catalanarremolinar-se, arremolinar, arrombollar-se, arrombollar, fer girar, girar
Nounswhirlconfused / confused movement
whirlingthe act of rotating in a circle or spiral
English > whirl: 9 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningCause to spin.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThe girls whirl the wooden sticks
Synonymsbirl, spin, twirl
Broaderrotate, circumvolveCause to turn on an axis or center
Spanishgirar, hacer girar, rotar
Catalanarremolinar-se, arremolinar, fer girar, girar, rotar
Nounswhirlthe act of rotating rapidly
whirlthe shape of something rotating rapidly
English > whirl: 9 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningFlow in a circular current, of liquids / liquids.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymseddy, purl, whirlpool, swirl
Broaderrun, flow, feed, courseMove along, of liquids / liquids
Spanisharremolinarse, girar, remolinear
Catalanarremolinar-se, arremolinar, arrombollar-se, arrombollar, girar
Nounswhirlconfused / confused movement
English > whirl: 9 senses > verb 4, motion
Meaningrevolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Example"The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
Synonymsspin, spin around, reel, gyrate
Narrowerwhirligigwhirl or spin like a whirligig
Broaderrevolve, go around, rotateturn on or around an axis or a center
Spanishgirar, narrar, rotar
Catalanarremolinar-se, arremolinar, fer girar, girar, narrar, rotar
Nounswhirlthe act of rotating rapidly
whirlthe shape of something rotating rapidly
whirlera revolving mechanism
whirlera dervish whose actions include ecstatic dancing and whirling
English > whirl: 9 senses > verb 5, motion
Meaningfly around.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example "rising smoke whirled in the air"
Synonymstumble, whirl around
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Spanisharremolinarse, dar vueltas, girar
Catalanarremolinar-se, fer girar, fer voltar, girar
Nounswhirlconfused / confused movement

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