Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun whirl

4 senses of whirl

Sense 1
whirl, commotion -- (confused movement; "he was caught up in a whirl of work"; "a commotion of people fought for the exits")
       => movement, motion -- (a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something)

Sense 2
whirl, swirl, vortex, convolution -- (the shape of something rotating rapidly)
       => round shape -- (a shape that is curved and without sharp angles)

Sense 3
crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offer -- (a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl")
       => attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try -- (earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try")

Sense 4
spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl -- (the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting")
       => rotation, rotary motion -- (the act of rotating as if on an axis; "the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb whirl

5 senses of whirl

Sense 1
twirl, swirl, twiddle, whirl -- (turn in a twisting or spinning motion; "The leaves swirled in the autumn wind")
       => revolve, go around, rotate -- (turn on or around an axis or a center; "The Earth revolves around the Sun"; "The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire")

Sense 2
whirl, birl, spin, twirl -- (cause to spin; "spin a coin")
       => rotate, circumvolve -- (cause to turn on an axis or center; "Rotate the handle")

Sense 3
eddy, purl, whirlpool, swirl, whirl -- (flow in a circular current, of liquids)
       => run, flow, feed, course -- (move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi")

Sense 4
spin, spin around, whirl, reel, gyrate -- (revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy")
       => revolve, go around, rotate -- (turn on or around an axis or a center; "The Earth revolves around the Sun"; "The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire")

Sense 5
whirl, tumble, whirl around -- (fly around; "The clothes tumbled in the dryer"; "rising smoke whirled in the air")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

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