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whirls, 3rd person singular present; whirled, past tense; whirled, past participle; whirling, present participle;
  1. Move or cause to move rapidly around and around
    • - leaves whirled in eddies of wind
    • - I whirled her around the dance floor
  2. Move or cause to move rapidly
    • - Sybil stood waving as they whirled past
    • - he was whirled into the bushes
  3. (of the head, mind, or senses) Seem to spin around
    • - Kate made her way back to the office, her mind whirling
  4. (of thoughts or mental images) Follow each other in bewildering succession
    • - a kaleidoscope of images whirled through her brain
  1. A rapid movement around and around

  2. Frantic activity of a specified kind
    • - the event was all part of the mad social whirl
  3. A specified kind of candy or cookie with a spiral shape
    • - a hazelnut whirl

  1. confused movement; "he was caught up in a whirl of work"; "a commotion of people fought for the exits"
  2. twirl: turn in a twisting or spinning motion; "The leaves swirled in the autumn wind"
  3. cause to spin; "spin a coin"
  4. the shape of something rotating rapidly
  5. crack: a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"
  6. eddy: flow in a circular current, of liquids
  7. spin: revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
  8. spin: the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"
  9. fly around; "The clothes tumbled in the dryer"; "rising smoke whirled in the air"
  10. (whirling) gyration: the act of rotating in a circle or spiral
  11. Whirl is the name of several fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. All are blue Autobot helicopters.
  12. Whirled is a website created by Three Rings Design. It was announced at the Game Developers Conference in 2007. It is currently in the Open Beta stage, with a scheduled release later in the year. ...
  13. An act of whirling; Something that whirls; A confused tumult; A rapid series of events; Dizziness or giddiness; A brief experiment or trial; To rotate, revolve, spin or turn rapidly; To have a sensation of spinning or reeling; To make something or someone whirl
  14. (Whirling) The tendency of a long rotating shaft (like a drive shaft) to bend at high speed, like a bow or whip
  15. The curving upstroke, usually on letters that have long loops, but also on some styles of the capital "W."
  16. A bet that covers all the 7 and the horn numbers in 5 equal amounts.