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Dictionary definition for: Whirl

1. (n) confused movement; "he was caught up in a whirl of work" "a commotion of people fought for the exits"

2. (v) turn in a twisting or spinning motion; "The leaves swirled in the autumn wind"

3. (n) the shape of something rotating rapidly

4. (v) cause to spin; "spin a coin"

5. (n) a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it" "I gave it a whirl"

6. (v) flow in a circular current, of liquids

7. (n) the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin" "it broke off after much twisting"

8. (v) revolve quickly and repeatedly around one''s own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"

9. (v) fly around; "The clothes tumbled in the dryer" "rising smoke whirled in the air"

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