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whirlwind

noun [C] uk   /ˈwɜːl.wɪnd/ us    /ˈwɝːl-/ (US also twister)
a tall, spinning column of air that moves across the surface of the land or sea

whirlwind

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈwɜːl.wɪnd/ us    /ˈwɝːl-/
describes an event that happens very fast, and often unexpectedly: They married three months after they met - it was a real whirlwind romance. a whirlwind tour/visit
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