Whirl meaning

wûrl, hwûrl
Whirl means the act of spinning or twirling, or a state of confusion.

An example of a whirl is a number of intense events that happen one right after another.

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To move while rotating or turning about.

The dancer whirled across the stage.

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To turn rapidly, changing direction; wheel.

She whirled around to face him.

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To rotate rapidly about a center or an axis; spin.
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To have the sensation of spinning; reel.

My head is whirling with data.

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Whirl is defined as to spin, rotate or move quickly in a circular motion.

An example of whirl is for a washing machine to go into the spin cycle.

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To cause to rotate or turn rapidly.

Whirl a baton.

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To cause to move with a spinning motion.

Whirled the ball up into the air.

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To drive at high speed.

Whirled the motorcycle around the corner.

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To hurl.
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The act of rotating or revolving rapidly.
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Something, such as a cloud of dust, that whirls or is whirled.
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A state of confusion; a tumult.

The press room was in a whirl.

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A swift succession or round of events.

The social whirl.

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A state of mental confusion or giddiness; dizziness.

My head is in a whirl.

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A short trip or ride.
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A brief or experimental try.

Let's give the plan a whirl.

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To move rapidly in a circular manner or as in an orbit; circle swiftly.

Couples whirling round the dance floor.

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To rotate or spin fast; gyrate.
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To move, go, drive, etc. swiftly.
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To seem to spin; reel.

My head is whirling.

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To cause to rotate, revolve, or spin rapidly.
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To move, carry, drive, etc. with a rotating motion.

The wind whirled the leaves.

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To hurl or throw.
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The act of whirling.
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A whirling motion.
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Something whirling or being whirled.

A whirl of dust.

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A round of parties, etc., one after another.
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A tumult; uproar; stir.
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A confused or giddy condition.

His head in a whirl.

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(intransitive) To rotate, revolve, spin or turn rapidly.

The dancer whirled across the stage, stopped, and whirled around to face the audience.

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(intransitive) To have a sensation of spinning or reeling.

My head is whirling after all that drink.

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To make something or someone whirl.

The dancer whirled his partner round on her toes.

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To remove or carry quickly with, or as with, a revolving motion; to snatch.
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An act of whirling.

She gave the top a whirl and it spun across the floor.

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Something that whirls.
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My life is one social whirl.

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(usually following “give") A brief experiment or trial.

OK, let's give it a whirl.

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Origin of whirl

Old Norse: hvirfla ("to go round, spin"). Cognate to Albanian vorbull ("a whirl"). Related to whirr.