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whirling

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

having a feeling of being whirled about and in danger of falling down
  • still whirling from the amusement park ride, I needed to sit down

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whirling

verb
present participle of whirl

Synonyms & Antonyms of whirling (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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“Whirling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/whirling. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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