Synonyms for whirl

Synonyms for (noun) whirl

Synonyms: spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl

Definition: the act of rotating rapidly

Usage: he gave the crank a spin; it broke off after much twisting

Similar words: rotary motion, rotation

Definition: the act of rotating as if on an axis

Usage: the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music


Synonyms: whirl, crack, offer, pass, fling, go

Definition: a usually brief attempt

Usage: he took a crack at it; I gave it a whirl

Similar words: endeavor, endeavour, effort, try, attempt

Definition: earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

Usage: made an effort to cover all the reading material; wished him luck in his endeavor; she gave it a good try


Synonyms: commotion, whirl

Definition: confused movement

Usage: he was caught up in a whirl of work; a commotion of people fought for the exits

Similar words: motion, movement

Definition: a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something


Synonyms: swirl, convolution, whirl, vortex

Definition: the shape of something rotating rapidly

Similar words: round shape

Definition: a shape that is curved and without sharp angles

Synonyms for (verb) whirl

Synonyms: reel, whirl, spin, spin around, gyrate

Definition: revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis

Usage: The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy

Similar words: go around, revolve, rotate

Definition: turn on or around an axis or a center

Usage: The Earth revolves around the Sun; The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire


Synonyms: swirl, whirl, whirlpool, purl, eddy

Definition: flow in a circular current, of liquids

Similar words: flow, feed, course, run

Definition: move along, of liquids

Usage: Water flowed into the cave; the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi


Synonyms: whirl, whirl around, tumble

Definition: fly around

Usage: The clothes tumbled in the dryer; rising smoke whirled in the air

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right


Synonyms: twirl, whirl, birl, spin

Definition: cause to spin

Usage: spin a coin

Similar words: rotate, circumvolve

Definition: cause to turn on an axis or center

Usage: Rotate the handle


Synonyms: whirl, twiddle, twirl, swirl

Definition: turn in a twisting or spinning motion

Usage: The leaves swirled in the autumn wind

Similar words: go around, revolve, rotate

Definition: turn on or around an axis or a center

Usage: The Earth revolves around the Sun; The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire