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upwhirl

[ uhp-hwurl, -wurl ]
/ ʌpˈʰwɜrl, -ˈwɜrl /
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verb (used with object)
to cause (something) to whirl upward.
verb (used without object)
to be whirled upward.
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Origin of upwhirl

First recorded in 1835–45; up- + whirl

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How to use upwhirl in a sentence

  • Carlisle felt, under Mr. Canning's incredulous gaze, that this sudden upwhirl of misfortune was the further refinement of cruelty.

    V. V.'s Eyes|Henry Sydnor Harrison
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