HyperDic: whirlpool

English > 2 senses of the word whirlpool:
NOUNeventwhirlpool, vortex, maelstroma powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)
VERBmotionwhirlpool, eddy, purl, swirl, whirlflow in a circular current, of liquids / liquids
whirlpool > pronunciation
Soundshhwer'lpuw.l; wer'lpuw.l
RhymesBlackpool ... Yule: 48 rhymes with uwl...
English > whirlpool: 2 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides).
Synonymsvortex, maelstrom
NarrowerCharybdis(Greek mythology) a ship-devouring whirlpool lying on the other side of a narrow strait from Scylla
Broadercurrent, streamA steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes)
Spanishremolino, torbellino, vorágine, vórtice
Catalanmaelstrom, re- molí, remolí, vòrtex, xuclador
Verbswhirlpoolflow in a circular current, of liquids / liquids
English > whirlpool: 2 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningFlow in a circular current, of liquids / liquids.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymseddy, purl, swirl, whirl
Broaderrun, flow, feed, courseMove along, of liquids / liquids
Spanisharremolinarse, girar, remolinear
Catalanarremolinar-se, arremolinar, arrombollar-se, arrombollar, girar
Nounswhirlpoola powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)

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