My head is whirling with data.
The dancer whirled across the stage.
She whirled around to face him.
Whirl a baton.
Whirled the ball up into the air.
Whirled the motorcycle around the corner.
The press room was in a whirl.
The social whirl.
My head is in a whirl.
Let's give the plan a whirl.
Couples whirling round the dance floor.
My head is whirling.
An example of a whirl is a number of intense events that happen one right after another.
An example of whirl is for a washing machine to go into the spin cycle.
The wind whirled the leaves.
A whirl of dust.
His head in a whirl.
The dancer whirled his partner round on her toes.
She gave the top a whirl and it spun across the floor.
- to try something; make an attempt
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of whirl
- Middle English whirlen probably from Old Norse hvirfla
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Old Norse: hvirfla ("to go round, spin"). Cognate to Albanian vorbull ("a whirl"). Related to whirr.