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Synonyms of whirl in English:


  • 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
    informal belt, pelt, tear, hotfoot it, leg it, zap, zip, whip, scoot, go like a bat out of hell
    British informal bomb, bucket, shift, go like the clappers
    Scottish informal wheech
    North American informal clip, boogie, hightail, barrel
    North American vulgar slang drag/tear/haul ass
    literary fleet
    archaic post, hie
  • 3 his mind was whirling
    spin, reel, go round, be in a whirl, swim, be/feel giddy, be/feel dizzy
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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
    archaic hurry-scurry
  • 3 her life was a whirl of parties
  • 4 Laura's mind was in a whirl
    spin, daze, stupor, muddle, jumble;
    informal dither
  • 5 the only way to find out was to give it a whirl
    try, try-out, test
    informal go, shot, bash, stab
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