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whirlwind

noun [C]  /ˈhwɜrlˌwɪnd, ˈwɜrl-/ us  

whirlwind noun [C] (STORM)

a storm with strong winds that move in a circle People sometimes use whirlwind to describe a situation that happens suddenly and that is full of lots of quickly changing or confusing activity: The film created a whirlwind of controversy.

whirlwind

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈhwɜrlˌwɪnd, ˈwɜrl-/ us  

whirlwind adjective [not gradable] (HAPPENING QUICKLY)

happening or developing very quickly: a whirlwind tour
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