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  1. swirl
    IPA[swərl]
  2. verb

    • 1. move in a twisting or spiraling pattern:

      the smoke was swirling around him
    • 2. cause to move in a twisting or spiraling pattern:

      swirl a little cream into the soup

    noun

    • 1. a quantity of something moving in a swirl:

      swirls of dust swept across the floor
    • 2. a twisting or spiraling movement or pattern:

      she emerged with a swirl of skirts swirls of color
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: swirl, plural noun: swirls

    • v.: verb: swirl, 3rd person present: swirls, gerund or present participle: swirling, past tense: swirled, past participle: swirled

    • adjective

      moving in a twisting or spiraling pattern:
    • verb

      move in a twisting or spiralling pattern:

      cause to move in a twisting or spiralling pattern:

    • noun

      a quantity of something moving in a twisting or spiralling pattern:

      a twisting or spiralling movement or pattern:

    • adjective

      moving in a twisting or spiralling pattern:
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