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Meaning of whirl

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: confused movement; "he was caught up in a whirl of work";
           "a commotion of people fought for the exits" [syn: {whirl},
      2: the shape of something rotating rapidly [syn: {whirl},
         {swirl}, {vortex}, {convolution}]
      3: a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it
         a whirl" [syn: {crack}, {fling}, {go}, {pass}, {whirl},
      4: the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it
         broke off after much twisting" [syn: {spin}, {twirl},
         {twist}, {twisting}, {whirl}]
      v 1: turn in a twisting or spinning motion; "The leaves swirled
           in the autumn wind" [syn: {twirl}, {swirl}, {twiddle},
      2: cause to spin; "spin a coin" [syn: {whirl}, {birl}, {spin},
      3: flow in a circular current, of liquids [syn: {eddy}, {purl},
         {whirlpool}, {swirl}, {whirl}]
      4: revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The
         dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
         [syn: {spin}, {spin around}, {whirl}, {reel}, {gyrate}]
      5: fly around; "The clothes tumbled in the dryer"; "rising smoke
         whirled in the air" [syn: {whirl}, {tumble}, {whirl around}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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