whirl

  1. confused movement
  2. the shape of something rotating rapidly
  3. a usually brief attempt
  4. the act of rotating rapidly

whirl

[n] - the shape of something rotating rapidly 2. [n] - confused movement 3. [v] - cause to spin 4. [v] - fly around, as of paper on the sidewalk, or clothes in a dryer, or rising smoke in the wind
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Whirl

Rotating shafts tend to bow out at certain speeds and whirl in a complicated manner. Whirling is defined as the rotation of the plane made by the bent shaft and the line of centres of the bearing. The phenomenon results from various causes such as:mass unbalancehysteretic damping on the shaftgyroscopic forcesfluid friction in the bearingsThe whirli...
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Whirl

Whirl transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Whirled ; present participle & verbal noun Whirling .] [ Middle English whirlen , probably from the Scand.; confer Icelandic & Swedish hvirfla , Danish hvirvle ; ak...
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Whirl

Whirl intransitive verb 1. To be turned round rapidly; to move round with velocity; to revolve or rotate with great speed; to gyrate. 'The whirling year vainly my dizzy eyes pursue.' J. H. Newman. « The wooden engine flies and whirls about.» Dryden. ...
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Whirl

Whirl noun [ Confer Danish hvirvel , Swedish hvirfvel , Icelandic hvirfill the crown of the head, German wirbel whirl, crown of the head, Dutch wervel . See Whirl , transitive verb ] 1. A turning with rapidity or velocity; rap...
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whirl

1. To turn round rapidly; to cause to rotate with velocity; to make to revolve. 'He whirls his sword around without delay.' (Dryden) ... 2. To remove or carry quickly with, or as with, a revolving motion; to snatch; to harry. 'See, see the chariot, and those rushing wheels, That whirled the prophet up at Chebar flood.' (Milton) 'The passionate hear...
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whirl

commotion noun confused movement; `he was caught up in a whirl of work`; `a commotion of people fought for the exits`
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whirl

verb cause to spin; `spin a coin`
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Whirl

• (v. t.) Anything that moves with a whirling motion. • (v. t.) To remove or carry quickly with, or as with, a revolving motion; to snatch; to harry. • (v. t.) A revolving hook used in twisting, as the hooked spindle of a rope machine, to which the threads to be twisted are attached. • (v. i.) To be turned round rapidly; to move...
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whirl

turn in a twisting or spinning motion
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