The shock plunges you into a whirlpool of fear, denial and feverish action.
The new wrinkle is that the river of time may whirlpool and even fork.
The surface of the whirlpool is in a state of continual agitation.
She had plucked him forth from the whirlpool, had brought him safe to shore.
Personally a very elegant, blas gentleman, he plunged on his return from Italy into the whirlpool of Parisian life.
If our stern had got into that whirlpool a foot, no power on earth could have saved us.
It was no longer stagnant now, but seething and eddying like a whirlpool.
The whole Nation was swept into the whirlpool, and business was paralyzed.
Finally, against his will, Desnoyers was drawn into the whirlpool of enthusiasm and emotion.
Those on the outside made wild rushes to get into the whirlpool.
(also whirlpooling) A rowdy boys' prank of surrounding a girl in a swimming pool and roiling the water while chanting rap lyrics •The game has often led to sexual violence against the trapped girl (1980s+ Teenagers)
To dispose of someone or something as if by tossing into a whirlpool: What music was Bill Clinton listening to when he whirlpooled Lani Guinier? (1990s+)