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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.
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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