1. Confused movement (synset 107456668)
    "he was caught up in a whirl of work"; "a commotion of people fought for the exits"
  2. The shape of something rotating rapidly (synset 113900751)
  3. A usually brief attempt (synset 100788715)
    "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"
  4. The act of rotating rapidly (synset 100344075)
    "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"
  1. Turn in a twisting or spinning motion (synset 202052840)
    "The leaves swirled in the autumn wind"
  2. Cause to spin (synset 202052000)
    "spin a coin"
  3. Flow in a circular current, of liquids (synset 202051599)
  4. Revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis (synset 202050704)
    "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
  5. Fly around (synset 202051806)
    "The clothes tumbled in the dryer"; "rising smoke whirled in the air"

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