give (something) a whirl

Definition of give (something) a whirl

informal

  1. :  to attempt or try (something) He thought he'd give acting a whirl.

Word by Word Definitions

giveplay
  1. :  to make a present of

    :  to grant or bestow by formal action

    :  to accord or yield to another

  1. :  capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain :  flexibility

    :  the ability of a material to bend or stretch

somethingplay
  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

whirlplay
  1. :  to move in a circle or similar curve especially with force or speed

    :  to turn on or around an axis like a wheel :  rotate

    :  to turn abruptly around or aside :  wheel

  1. :  a rapid rotating or circling movement

    :  something undergoing such a movement

    :  a busy or fast-paced succession of events :  bustle


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