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swirl

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of swirl

  1. 1 to cause (as a liquid) to move about in a circle especially repeatedly <kept swirling her lemonade until I thought the sound of clinking ice would drive me insane> Synonyms agitate, churn, stir, wash, whirlRelated Words beat, paddle, whip, whisk; reel, shake, wheel

  2. 2 to move (something) in a curved or circular path on or as if on an axis <swirled her skirts as she danced the tango> Synonyms pivot, revolve, roll, rotate, spin, swing, turn, swivel, twirl, twist, wheel, whirlRelated Words screw, unscrew; twiddle; coil, crank, reel, wind; circulate





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