whirlˈ-about noun
1. The act of whirling about
2. Anything that turns round rapidly
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Main Entry:whirl

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • whirl — whirl1 [wə:l US wə:rl] v [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language] 1.) [I and T] to turn or spin around very quickly, or to make someone or something do this ▪ We watched the seagulls whirling and shrieking over the harbour …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Whirl (Transformers) — Whirl is the name of a fictional character from the Transformers universes.Transformers: Generation 1Transformers character name =Whirl caption =Whirl Box Art affiliation =Autobot subgroup =Deluxe Vehicles Micro Vehicles Wreckers rank = function …   Wikipedia

  • whirl — ► VERB 1) move rapidly round and round. 2) (of the head or mind) seem to spin round. ► NOUN 1) a rapid movement round and round. 2) frantic activity: the mad social whirl. 3) a sweet or biscuit with a spiral shape. ● …   English terms dictionary

  • whirl|a|bout — «HWURL uh BOWT», noun, adjective. –n. 1. the act of whirling about. 2. something that whirls about, or is in a whirl. –adj. characterized by whirling about …   Useful english dictionary

  • Whirl — Whirl, v. i. [1913 Webster] 1. To be turned round rapidly; to move round with velocity; to revolve or rotate with great speed; to gyrate. The whirling year vainly my dizzy eyes pursue. J. H. Newman. [1913 Webster] The wooden engine flies and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whirl — 1 verb 1 (I, T) to spin around very quickly, or to make something do this (+ about/around/toward etc): The snowflakes whirled around as they fell to the ground. | whirl sth about/around/away etc: Jim whirled the bike around. 2 (I) if your head is …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • whirl — I UK [wɜː(r)l] / US [wɜrl] / US [hwɜrl] verb Word forms whirl : present tense I/you/we/they whirl he/she/it whirls present participle whirling past tense whirled past participle whirled * 1) [intransitive/transitive] to spin quickly in circles… …   English dictionary

  • whirl — whirl1 [ wɜrl, hwɜrl ] verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive to spin quickly in circles: Whirling gracefully, they crossed the dance floor. He whirled the sword around his head. 2. ) intransitive or transitive to turn quickly, usually to look at …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • whirl — [[t](h)wɜrl, wɜrl[/t]] v. i. 1) to spin or rotate rapidly 2) to turn about or aside quickly 3) to move or be carried rapidly along: to whirl down the freeway[/ex] 4) to experience confusion or dizziness: My head is whirling[/ex] 5) to cause to… …   From formal English to slang

  • whirl — whirler, n. whirlingly, adv. /hwerrl, werrl/, v.i. 1. to turn around, spin, or rotate rapidly: The merry go round whirled noisily. 2. to turn about or aside quickly: He whirled and faced his pursuers. 3. to move, travel, or be carried rapidly… …   Universalium

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