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British English: /wəːl/
American English: /(h)wərl/

Translation of whirl in French:


  • 1 [figurative] (of activity, excitement) the social whirl
    le tourbillon social
    to be in a whirl
    vivre dans un tourbillon
    my head's in a whirl
    tout tourbillonne dans ma tête
  • 3 (spiral motif)
    spirale (f)

transitive verb

  • 2 (whisk, hurry)to whirl somebody along/away
    entraîner/emmener quelqu'un à toute vitesse

intransitive verb

  • 2 (move quickly, whizz)to whirl in/past
    (person, vehicle)
    entrer/filer à toute vitesse


to give something a whirl

essayer quelque chose

Phrasal verbs

whirl round

1 whirl round
se retourner brusquement
(blade, rotor, clock hand)
tourner brusquement
2 whirl [something] round
faire tournoyer (sword, rope)
Definition of whirl in:
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