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whirred

verb
past tense of whir

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to fly, turn, or move rapidly with a fluttering or vibratory sound
  • the hummingbird whirred as it hovered over a flower
  • our tires whirred as we traveled over the rough road

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“Whirred.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/whirred. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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