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Synonyms for whirl
ʰwɜrl, wɜrl

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. whirl

    Synonyms:
    twirl, spin round, gyrate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. whirl, commotionnoun

    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, convolutionnoun

    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, offernoun

    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, whirlverb

    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, whirlverb

    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, twirlverb

    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, whirlverb

    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, gyrateverb

    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 aroundverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. whirlverb

    Synonyms:
    twirl, revolve, rotate, spin

  2. whirlverb

    Synonyms:
    twirl, spin, wheel, turn round

  3. whirlnoun

    Synonyms:
    gyration, rotation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. whirlnoun

    Synonyms:
    circumvolution, rotation, gyration, swirl

  2. whirlverb

    Synonyms:
    spin, revolve, twirl, rotate, gyrate, wheel, pirouette

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "whirl":

    vorticity, vortex

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How to use whirl in a sentence?

  1. Johann von Goethe:

    My poor head is in such a whirl, my mind is all in bits.

  2. Johnny Joey Jones:

    He did n’t say, ‘ You ca n’t ride this ride, go talk to so-and-so. ’ It was, ‘ You ca n’t ride this ride, ’ I said ‘ Why ? ’ and he said, ‘ Because you do n’t have real legs. ’ and then once I left the ride, I researched the policy for every single ride in the park, and literally, I ca n’t get on a tilt-a-whirl. I ’m restricted to pretty much things that do n’t move, because of my legs.

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