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Whirl vs. Twirl

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Whirl

Move or cause to move rapidly round and round
Leaves whirled in eddies of wind
I whirled her round the dance hall
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Twirl

To rotate or revolve briskly; swing in a circle; spin
Twirled a baton to lead the band.
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Whirl

A rapid movement round and round.
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Twirl

To twist or wind around
Twirl thread on a spindle.
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Whirl

A specified kind of sweet or biscuit with a spiral shape
A hazelnut whirl
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Twirl

To move or spin around rapidly, suddenly, or repeatedly
The pinwheel twirled in the breeze.
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Whirl

To rotate rapidly about a center or an axis; spin.
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Twirl

To whirl or turn suddenly; make an about-face
Twirled in the direction of the noise.
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Whirl

To move while rotating or turning about
The dancer whirled across the stage.
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Twirl

(Baseball) To pitch.
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Whirl

To turn rapidly, changing direction; wheel
She whirled around to face him.
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Twirl

The act of twirling or the condition of being twirled; a quick spinning or twisting.
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Whirl

To have the sensation of spinning; reel
My head is whirling with data.
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Twirl

Something twirled; a twist
A twirl of cotton candy.
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Whirl

To cause to rotate or turn rapidly
Whirl a baton.
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Twirl

A movement where a person spins round elegantly; a pirouette.
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Whirl

To cause to move with a spinning motion
Whirled the ball up into the air.
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Twirl

Any rotating movement; a spin.
The conductor gave his baton a twirl, and the orchestra began to play.
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Whirl

To drive at high speed
Whirled the motorcycle around the corner.
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Twirl

A little twist of some substance; a swirl.
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Whirl

(Obsolete) To hurl.
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Twirl

(slang) A prison guard.
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Whirl

The act of rotating or revolving rapidly.
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Twirl

(intransitive) To perform a twirl.
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Whirl

Something, such as a cloud of dust, that whirls or is whirled.
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Twirl

(transitive) To rotate rapidly.
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Whirl

A state of confusion; a tumult
The press room was in a whirl.
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Twirl

(transitive) To twist round.
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Whirl

A swift succession or round of events
The social whirl.
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Twirl

(baseball) To pitch.
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Whirl

A state of mental confusion or giddiness; dizziness
My head is in a whirl.
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Twirl

To move or turn round rapidly; to whirl round; to move and turn rapidly with the fingers.
See ruddy maids,Some taught with dexterous hand to twirl the wheel.
No more beneath soft eve's consenting starFandango twirls his jocund castanet.
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Whirl

(Informal) A short trip or ride.
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Twirl

To revolve with velocity; to be whirled round rapidly.
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Whirl

(Informal) A brief or experimental try
Let's give the plan a whirl.
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Twirl

The act of twirling; a rapid circular motion; a whirl or whirling; quick rotation.
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Whirl

(intransitive) To rotate, revolve, spin or turn rapidly.
The dancer whirled across the stage, stopped, and whirled around to face the audience.
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Twirl

A twist; a convolution.
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Whirl

(intransitive) To have a sensation of spinning or reeling.
My head is whirling after all that drink.
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Twirl

A sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
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Whirl

(transitive) To make something or someone whirl.
The dancer whirled his partner round on her toes.
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Twirl

The act of rotating rapidly;
He gave the crank a spin
It broke off after much twisting
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Whirl

(transitive) To remove or carry quickly with, or as with, a revolving motion; to snatch.
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Twirl

Turn in a twisting or spinning motion;
The leaves swirled in the autumn wind
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Whirl

An act of whirling.
She gave the top a whirl and it spun across the floor.
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Twirl

Cause to spin;
Spin a coin
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Whirl

Something that whirls.
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Whirl

A confused tumult.
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Whirl

A rapid series of events.
My life is one social whirl.
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Whirl

Dizziness or giddiness.
My mind was in a whirl.
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Whirl

(informal) usually following “give” A brief experiment or trial.
OK, let's give it a whirl.
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Whirl

To turn round rapidly; to cause to rotate with velocity; to make to revolve.
He whirls his sword around without delay.
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Whirl

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.
The passionate heart of the poet is whirl'd into folly.
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Whirl

To be turned round rapidly; to move round with velocity; to revolve or rotate with great speed; to gyrate.
The wooden engine flies and whirls about.
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Whirl

To move hastily or swiftly.
But whirled away to shun his hateful sight.
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Whirl

A turning with rapidity or velocity; rapid rotation or circumvolution; quick gyration; rapid or confusing motion; as, the whirl of a top; the whirl of a wheel.
The rapid . . . whirl of things here below interrupt not the inviolable rest and calmness of the noble beings above.
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Whirl

Anything that moves with a whirling motion.
He saw Falmouth under gray, iron skies, and whirls of March dust.
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Whirl

A revolving hook used in twisting, as the hooked spindle of a rope machine, to which the threads to be twisted are attached.
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Whirl

A whorl. See Whorl.
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Whirl

Confused movement;
He was caught up in a whirl of work
A commotion of people fought for the exits
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Whirl

The shape of something rotating rapidly
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Whirl

A usually brief attempt;
He took a crack at it
I gave it a whirl
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Whirl

The act of rotating rapidly;
He gave the crank a spin
It broke off after much twisting
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Whirl

Turn in a twisting or spinning motion;
The leaves swirled in the autumn wind
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Whirl

Cause to spin;
Spin a coin
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Whirl

Flow in a circular current, of liquids
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Whirl

Revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis;
The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy
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Whirl

Fly around;
The clothes tumbled in the dryer
Rising smoke whirled in the air
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