Definition of whirlpool
- refusing to be drawn into this whirlpool of intrigue
- —A. D. White
The swimmer was caught in a whirlpool and nearly drowned.
in The Odyssey, Ulysses is trapped between the six-headed monster Scylla and Charybdis, a deadly whirlpool that threatens to suck in his ship
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: an area of water in a river, stream, etc., that moves very fast in a circle
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