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swirling

adjective

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swirling

verb
present participle of swirl

Synonyms of swirling (Entry 2 of 2)

1 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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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

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“Swirling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/swirling. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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