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whirlwind

noun
 
 
/ˈwɜːlwɪnd/
a whirlwind of sth a lot of sudden activity, emotion, etc: a whirlwind of activityExciting and interesting
[C] a strong wind that moves round and round very quicklyStormy weatherWind and windsWind and windsStormy weather
Translations of “whirlwind”
in Chinese (Traditional) 旋風…
in Russian вихрь, смерч, ураган…
in Turkish hortum…
in Chinese (Simplified) 旋风…
in Polish trąba powietrzna…
(Definition of whirlwind noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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