whirl Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “whirl” in the English Dictionary

"whirl" in British English

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whirlverb [I or T]

uk   /wɜːl/  us   /wɝːl/
to (​cause something to) ​turn around in ​circles: She ​saw a ​mass of ​bodies whirling around on the ​dancefloor. He ​stepped out into the ​night and the whirling ​snow. He whirled her around until she ​feltquitesick.


uk   /wɜːl/  us   /wɝːl/

whirl noun (ACTIVITY)

[S] a ​continuous and ​excitingperiod of ​activity: The next two ​dayspassed in a whirl ofactivity. I ​found myself ​swept up in the social whirl of ​collegelife and ​hardly had ​time to ​study.

whirl noun (TURN)

[C usually singular] the ​action of ​turning around in ​circles or something that ​turns around in ​circles: a whirl of ​snow
(Definition of whirl from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"whirl" in American English

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whirlverb [I/T]

 us   /hwɜrl, wɜrl/
to ​spin or ​cause something to ​spin: [I] The ​wind came up and the ​snowbegan to whirl around us.
noun [C]  us   /hwɜrl, wɜrl/
The ​dance was an ​exciting, ​dizzy whirl.
(Definition of whirl from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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