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Definition of Whirl


  1. To turn round rapidly; to cause to rotate with velocity; to make to revolve.
  2. To remove or carry quickly with, or as with, a revolving motion; to snatch; to harry.
  3. To be turned round rapidly; to move round with velocity; to revolve or rotate with great speed; to gyrate.
  4. To move hastily or swiftly.
  5. A turning with rapidity or velocity; rapid rotation or circumvolution; quick gyration; rapid or confusing motion; as, the whirl of a top; the whirl of a wheel.
  6. Anything that moves with a whirling motion.
  7. A revolving hook used in twisting, as the hooked spindle of a rope machine, to which the threads to be twisted are attached.
  8. A whorl. See Whorl.

Whirl Quotations

When we take our eyes off the whirl of day-to-day activity and concentrate on honoring Him and following in His way, we find a consistent peace that carries us through both plenty and poverty.
Charles Stanley

What a fine line there is between artistry and insanity. There's no formula for it, and I think a lot of people when they're around you - even those closest to you - when you're in that whirl of creativity and you're grabbing those things out of the air, there's no rational process.
Ronnie Dunn

I was at college doing performing arts, and just spending all my time mucking about, and the lecturers thought I would be pretty good at stand-up, so I gave it a whirl.
Allan Carr

A room containing Philip Roth, I have noticed, begins hilariously to whirl and pulse with a mix of rebelliousness and constriction that I take to be Oedipal.
John Updike

I was plunged into what was known as the debutante social whirl. This was one of the ways fathers justified their own hard work and sacrifices.
Gene Tierney
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Whirl Translations

whirl in Afrikaans is roer
whirl in Dutch is doorroeren, roeren, omroeren
whirl in French is tournoiement
whirl in German is wirbeln, strudelst, wirbeln
whirl in Portuguese is giro
whirl in Swedish is yra, virvla, virvel, snurra
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