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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a rapid turning about on an axis or central point
  • the whirl of the mechanical ride made him dizzy

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4 an effort to do or accomplish something
  • I'm pretty good at fixing things, so how about if I give it a whirl?

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Synonyms & Antonyms of whirl (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to cause (as a liquid) to move about in a circle especially repeatedly
  • whirled the chocolate syrup into the milk with a spoon

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2 to move (something) in a curved or circular path on or as if on an axis
  • the figure skater whirled his partner with effortless grace

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3 to move in circles around an axis or center
  • the gambler held his breath as the roulette wheel whirled

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5 to be in a confused state as if from being twirled around
  • my mind whirled from all of the excitement

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The first known use of whirl was in the 14th century

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“Whirl.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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