Associations to the word «Whirl»


WHIRL, verb. (intransitive) To rotate, revolve, spin or turn rapidly.
WHIRL, verb. (intransitive) To have a sensation of spinning or reeling.
WHIRL, verb. (transitive) To make something or someone whirl.
WHIRL, verb. (transitive) To remove or carry quickly with, or as with, a revolving motion; to snatch.
WHIRL, noun. An act of whirling.
WHIRL, noun. Something that whirls.
WHIRL, noun. A confused tumult.
WHIRL, noun. A rapid series of events.
WHIRL, noun. Dizziness or giddiness.
WHIRL, noun. (usually following “give”) A brief experiment or trial.

Dictionary definition

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

Wise words

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn