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Synonyms for whirl

Synonyms for (noun) whirl

Synonyms: spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl Definition: the act of rotating rapidly Usage: he gave the crank a spin; it broke off after much twisting

Similar words: rotary motion, rotation Definition: the act of rotating as if on an axis Usage: the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music

Synonyms: whirl, crack, offer, pass, fling, go Definition: a usually brief attempt Usage: he took a crack at it; I gave it a whirl

Similar words: endeavor, endeavour, effort, try, attempt Definition: earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something Usage: made an effort to cover all the reading material; wished him luck in his endeavor; she gave it a good try

Synonyms: commotion, whirl Definition: confused movement Usage: he was caught up in a whirl of work; a commotion of people fought for the exits

Similar words: motion, movement Definition: a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

Synonyms: swirl, convolution, whirl, vortex Definition: the shape of something rotating rapidly

Similar words: round shape Definition: a shape that is curved and without sharp angles

Synonyms for (verb) whirl

Synonyms: reel, whirl, spin, spin around, gyrate Definition: revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis Usage: The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy

Similar words: go around, revolve, rotate Definition: turn on or around an axis or a center Usage: The Earth revolves around the Sun; The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire

Synonyms: swirl, whirl, whirlpool, purl, eddy Definition: flow in a circular current, of liquids

Similar words: flow, feed, course, run Definition: move along, of liquids Usage: Water flowed into the cave; the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi

Synonyms: whirl, whirl around, tumble Definition: fly around Usage: The clothes tumbled in the dryer; rising smoke whirled in the air

Similar words: move Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right

Synonyms: twirl, whirl, birl, spin Definition: cause to spin Usage: spin a coin

Similar words: rotate, circumvolve Definition: cause to turn on an axis or center Usage: Rotate the handle

Synonyms: whirl, twiddle, twirl, swirl Definition: turn in a twisting or spinning motion Usage: The leaves swirled in the autumn wind

Similar words: go around, revolve, rotate Definition: turn on or around an axis or a center Usage: The Earth revolves around the Sun; The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire