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as in to stir
to cause (as a liquid) to move about in a circle especially repeatedly kept swirling her lemonade until the ice had melted and it was completely watered down

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as in to turn
to move (something) in a curved or circular path on or as if on an axis swirled her skirts as she danced the tango

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“Swirl.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/swirl. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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