Definition - whirl

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whirl
  1. turn in a twisting or spinning motion; "The leaves swirled in the autumn wind"
  2. the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"
  3. a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"
  4. confused movement; "he was caught up in a whirl of work"; "a commotion of people fought for the exits"
  5. the shape of something rotating rapidly
  6. revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
  7. flow in a circular current, of liquids
  8. fly around; "The clothes tumbled in the dryer"; "rising smoke whirled in the air"
  9. cause to spin; "spin a coin"