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awhirl

[ uh-hwurl, uh-wurl ]
/ əˈʰwɜrl, əˈwɜrl /
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adjective

rotating rapidly; spinning; whirling (usually used predicatively): dancers awhirl to the strains of a lively waltz.

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Origin of awhirl

First recorded in 1880–85; a-1 + whirl
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