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Synonyms for whirl
ʰwɜrl, wɜrl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. whirl, commotion(noun)

    confused movement

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

    Synonyms:
    go, hurly burly, disturbance, fling, spin, twist, swirl, flutter, ruckus, crack, to-do, twisting, rumpus, vortex, ruction, commotion, din, offer, twirl, hoo-ha, disruption, convolution, tumult, pass, kerfuffle, hoo-hah

  2. whirl, swirl, vortex, convolution(noun)

    the shape of something rotating rapidly

    Synonyms:
    go, gyrus, fling, spin, twist, swirl, crack, twisting, vortex, maelstrom, commotion, offer, twirl, whirlpool, convolution, pass

  3. crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offer(noun)

    a usually brief attempt

    "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"

    Synonyms:
    mountain pass, cristal, sally, strait, swirl, gap, hug drug, twisting, disco biscuit, flip, crevice, cranny, head, bye, snap, notch, fissure, spin, offer, passing game, offering, commotion, convolution, turn, chap, passing play, tour, laissez passer, quip, vortex, go, spree, crack, scissure, pass, crack cocaine, spell, wisecrack, toss, walk, twist, fracture, base on balls, fling, ecstasy, go game, straits, liberty chit, qualifying, passport, tornado, twirl, cracking, cleft, passing, shot

  4. spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl(verb)

    the act of rotating rapidly

    "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"

    Synonyms:
    spin, bend, swirl, wind, twist, straining, convolution, tailspin, kink, braid, offer, wrench, crook, turn of events, tress, pull, winding, plait, vortex, go, crack, pass, construction, device, commotion, twirl, fling, torture, distortion, gimmick, turn, twisting, overrefinement, eddy

  5. twirl, swirl, twiddle, whirl(verb)

    turn in a twisting or spinning motion

    "The leaves swirled in the autumn wind"

    Synonyms:
    swirl, tumble, gyrate, birl, eddy, purl, spin, spin around, reel, twirl, whirlpool, whirl around, twiddle, fiddle with

  6. whirl, birl, spin, twirl(verb)

    cause to spin

    "spin a coin"

    Synonyms:
    swirl, tumble, gyrate, birl, eddy, reel, purl, spin, birle, spin out, twirl, whirlpool, whirl around, twiddle, spin around

  7. eddy, purl, whirlpool, swirl, whirl(verb)

    flow in a circular current, of liquids

    Synonyms:
    swirl, twiddle, gyrate, birl, eddy, sough, tumble, spin, reel, twirl, whirlpool, whirl around, purl, spin around

  8. spin, spin around, whirl, reel, gyrate(verb)

    revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis

    "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"

    Synonyms:
    stagger, coil, whirl around, spin around, keel, lurch, gyrate, spin, swag, swirl, spiral, spin out, careen, eddy, twirl, whirlpool, twiddle, purl, birl, tumble, reel

  9. whirl, tumble, whirl around(verb)

    fly around

    "The clothes tumbled in the dryer"; "rising smoke whirled in the air"

    Synonyms:
    whirl around, spin around, get it, get onto, gyrate, spin, swirl, break down, tip, topple, collapse, cotton on, latch on, catch on, eddy, crumble, twirl, whirlpool, twiddle, purl, birl, tumble, twig, get wise, crumple, reel

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. whirl

    Synonyms:
    twirl, spin round, gyrate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. whirl(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    twirl, revolve, rotate, spin

  2. whirl(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    twirl, spin, wheel, turn round

  3. whirl(n.)

    Synonyms:
    gyration, rotation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    vorticity, vortex

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