Synonyms of whirl


1. whirl, commotion, movement, motion

usage: confused movement; "he was caught up in a whirl of work"; "a commotion of people fought for the exits"

2. whirl, swirl, vortex, convolution, round shape

usage: the shape of something rotating rapidly

3. crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offer, attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try

usage: a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"

4. spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl, rotation, rotary motion

usage: the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"


1. twirl, swirl, twiddle, whirl, revolve, go around, rotate

usage: turn in a twisting or spinning motion; "The leaves swirled in the autumn wind"

2. whirl, birl, spin, twirl, rotate, circumvolve

usage: cause to spin; "spin a coin"

3. eddy, purl, whirlpool, swirl, whirl, run, flow, feed, course

usage: flow in a circular current, of liquids

4. spin, spin around, whirl, reel, gyrate, revolve, go around, rotate

usage: revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"

5. whirl, tumble, whirl around, move

usage: fly around; "The clothes tumbled in the dryer"; "rising smoke whirled in the air"

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Definition and meaning of whirl (Dictionary)