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whirl

[ wurl, hwurl ]
/ wɜrl, ʰwɜrl /
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verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
noun
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Origin of whirl

1250–1300; Middle English whirlen<Old Norse hvirfla to whirl, akin to Old English hwyrflung turning, revolving, hwyrfel circuit; see whorl

OTHER WORDS FROM whirl

whirl·er, nounwhirl·ing·ly, adverbout·whirl, verb (used with object)un·whirled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for whirl

whirl
/ (wɜːl) /

verb
noun

Derived forms of whirl

whirler, nounwhirling, adjectivewhirlingly, adverb

Word Origin for whirl

C13: from Old Norse hvirfla to turn about; related to Old High German wirbil whirlwind
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with whirl

whirl

see give something a whirl.

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