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verb whirl pronunciation in British English /wɜː(r)l/
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present tense
I/you/we/theywhirl
he/she/itwhirls
present participlewhirling
past tensewhirled
past participlewhirled
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to spin quickly in circles
    Whirling gracefully, they crossed the dance floor.
    He whirled the sword around his head.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] if your mind, thoughts, or feelings whirl, you feel very confused or upset
    His mind was still whirling with the music and the lights.
  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] to turn quickly, usually to look at someone or something
    whirl around/about: A horn blew just behind her, and she whirled around.

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