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swirl

 
pronunciation:
swuhrl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: swirls, swirling, swirled
definition 1: to move around with a spinning or whirling motion.
The river swirled around the rocks.
synonyms:
eddy
similar words:
churn, circle, circulate, course, flow, gurgle, spin, whirl, wind
definition 2: to cause to go around and around; cause to whirl.
The washing machine swirls the clothes.
synonyms:
spin, twirl, twist, whirl
similar words:
agitate, circle, rotate, turn, wind
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a spinning or whirling motion.
The wind raised a swirl of dry leaves.
synonyms:
spin, twist, whirl
similar words:
curl, revolution, roll, spiral, turn
definition 2: a curving shape or line.
Her hair hung in swirls.
synonyms:
curl, spiral
similar words:
bend, coil, curve, roll, twirl
derivation: swirlingly (adv.)