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Pronunciation: /hwɜːrl; wɜːl/

Translation of whirl in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (spin) [person] girar, dar* vueltas; [leaves/dust] arremolinarse; [head] dar* vueltas the sails of the windmill were whirling around and around las aspas del molino giraban sin parar my head was giddy, the room was whirling estaba mareado, todo me daba vueltas
    Example sentences
    • It seemed as though her body was dissolving, and as the potency rose, that her mind was whirling, spinning free of her.
    • I stared out the window, my mind spinning and whirling.
    • He was once again stoic and calculating, the face was blank, but she could sense that behind it his mind was whirling.
    1.2 (move fast) (+ adverb complement/+ adverbio predicativo) she whirled past on her bike pasó en su bicicleta como una exhalación he whirled around se dio media vuelta rápidamente
    Example sentences
    • He slammed the brakes as the world whirled around and past him.
    • Whole afternoons must whirl past in a daze at Highgrove with hundreds of people rushing about.
    • The world whirled past me in a blur, and I didn't stop for anything.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

(+ adverb complement/+ adverbio predicativo)
  • 1.1 (spin) hacer* girar the boat was whirled around by the current la corriente hacía girar el bote the wind whirled the dust into the air el viento levantaba remolinos de polvo 1.2 (convey quickly) llevar ([ rápidamente ]) he whirled us off to a nightclub nos llevó a un club nocturno
    Example sentences
    • The wind whistled through the trees, making the leaves whirl round Tanon's head.
    • Will I soon be going to Tea Dances at the village hall, whirling Mrs Skidmore round in a slow waltz in between the cups of weak Typhoo and the Garibaldi biscuits?
    • She kicked off her sandals and we started dancing; me whirling her round and round while her bare feet flew frivolously over the grass.


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