|1.||[ verb ] turn in a twisting or spinning motion|
|Synonyms:||swirl twirl twiddle|
"The leaves swirled in the autumn wind"
|Related terms:||revolve pitcher spin|
|2.||[ verb ] cause to spin|
|Synonyms:||twirl spin birl|
"spin a coin"
|Related terms:||rotate spin spinner|
|3.||[ verb ] revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis|
|Synonyms:||spin spin_around reel gyrate|
"The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
|Related terms:||revolve whirligig rotation spin whirler whirling_dervish spinner|
|4.||[ noun ] confused movement|
"he was caught up in a whirl of work" "a commotion of people fought for the exits"
|5.||[ verb ] flow in a circular current, of liquids|
|Synonyms:||swirl purl eddy whirlpool gurge|
|Related terms:||run eddy|
|6.||[ noun ] the shape of something rotating rapidly|
|Synonyms:||swirl convolution vortex|
|Related terms:||round_shape eddy|
|7.||[ noun ] a usually brief attempt|
|Synonyms:||fling go pass offer crack|
"he took a crack at it" "I gave it a whirl"
|8.||[ verb ] (music) fly around, as of paper on the sidewalk, or clothes in a dryer, or rising smoke in the wind|
|Synonyms:||tumble whirl_around skirl|
|Related terms:||move play music|
|9.||[ noun ] the act of rotating rapidly|
|Synonyms:||twist twirl twisting spin|
"he gave the crank a spin" "it broke off after much twisting"
|Related terms:||rotation birling pirouette spin twirl twist|