Meaning of “eddy” in the English Dictionary

"eddy" in British English

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eddyverb [ I ]

uk /ˈed.i/ us /ˈed.i/

If water, wind, smoke, etc. eddies, it moves fast in a circle:

The water eddied around in a whirlpool.
eddy
noun [ C ] uk us

The bend in the river had caused an eddy of fast swirling water.

(Definition of “eddy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"eddy" in American English

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eddyverb [ I ]

us /ˈed·i/

(of water, wind, smoke, etc.) to move fast in a circle:

The water eddied ceaselessly in the wake of the boat.
eddy
noun [ C ] us /ˈed·i/

(Definition of “eddy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)