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  1. [noun] confused movement; "he was caught up in a whirl of work"; "a commotion of people fought for the exits"
    Synonyms: commotion

  2. [noun] the shape of something rotating rapidly
    Synonyms: swirl, vortex, convolution

  3. [noun] a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"
    Synonyms: crack, fling, go, pass, offer

  4. [noun] the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"
    Synonyms: spin, twirl, twist, twisting

  5. [verb] turn in a twisting or spinning motion; "The leaves swirled in the autumn wind"
    Synonyms: twirl, swirl, twiddle

  6. [verb] cause to spin; "spin a coin"
    Synonyms: birl, spin, twirl

  7. [verb] flow in a circular current, of liquids
    Synonyms: eddy, purl, pool, swirl

  8. [verb] revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
    Synonyms: spin, spin around, reel, gyrate

  9. [verb] fly around; "The clothes tumbled in the dryer"; "rising smoke whirled in the air"
    Synonyms: tumble, around


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