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whirl

Synonyms of whirl in English:

verb

  • 1 leaves whirled in eddies of wind
  • 2 Sybil stood waving as they whirled past
    hurry, speed, race, run, sprint, dash, bolt, dart, rush, hasten, hurtle, career, streak, shoot, whizz, zoom, go like lightning, go hell for leather, spank along, bowl along, rattle along, whoosh, buzz, swoop, flash, blast, charge, stampede, gallop, sweep, hare, fly, wing, scurry, scud, scutter, scramble
    informalbelt, pelt, tear, hotfoot it, leg it, zap, zip, whip, scoot, go like a bat out of hell
    British informalbomb, bucket, shift, go like the clappers
    Scottish informalwheech
    North American informalclip, boogie, hightail, barrel
    North American vulgar slangdrag/tear/haul ass
    literaryfleet
    archaicpost, hie
  • 3 his mind was whirling
    spin, reel, go round, be in a whirl, swim, be/feel giddy, be/feel dizzy
  • noun

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  • 1 he was gone in a whirl of dust
  • 2 all part of the mad social whirl
    hurly-burly, hectic activity, bustle, rush, flurry, to-do, fuss, panic, turmoil
    archaichurry-scurry
  • 3 her life was a whirl of parties
  • 4 Laura's mind was in a whirl
    spin, daze, stupor, muddle, jumble;
    confusion
    informaldither
  • 5 the only way to find out was to give it a whirl
    try, try-out, test
    informalgo, shot, bash, stab
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