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SWIRL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does swirl mean? 

SWIRL (noun)
  The noun SWIRL has 1 sense:

1. the shape of something rotating rapidly

  Familiarity information: SWIRL used as a noun is very rare.


SWIRL (verb)
  The verb SWIRL has 2 senses:

1. turn in a twisting or spinning motion
2. flow in a circular current, of liquids

  Familiarity information: SWIRL used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SWIRL (noun)


Sense 1swirl [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The shape of something rotating rapidly

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

convolution; swirl; vortex; whirl

Hypernyms ("swirl" is a kind of...):

round shape (a shape that is curved and without sharp angles)


SWIRL (verb)


Sense 1swirl [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Turn in a twisting or spinning motion

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

swirl; twiddle; twirl; whirl

Context example:

The leaves swirled in the autumn wind

Hypernyms (to "swirl" is one way to...):

go around; revolve; rotate (turn on or around an axis or a center)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2swirl [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Flow in a circular current, of liquids

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

eddy; purl; whirlpool; swirl; whirl

Hypernyms (to "swirl" is one way to...):

course; feed; flow; run (move along, of liquids)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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