give (something) a whirl

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Definition of give (something) a whirl

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

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“Give (something) a whirl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20%28something%29%20a%20whirl. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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