- n. 旋转，回旋；昏乱；一连串的事；短暂的旅行
- vi. 旋转，回旋；急走；头晕眼花
- vt. 使旋转；卷走，飞快地带走
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- whirl (v.)
- c. 1300, probably from Old Norse hvirfla "to go round, spin," related to hvirfill "circle, ring, crown," and to Old English hweorfan "to turn" (see wharf). Related: Whirled; whirling. Whirlybird "helicopter" is from 1951.
- whirl (n.)
- early 15c., "flywheel of a spindle," from whirl (v.). The meaning "act of whirling" is recorded from late 15c.; figurative sense of "confused activity" is recorded from 1550s. Colloquial sense of "tentative attempt" is attested from 1884, American English.
- 1. What the heck, I thought, I'll give it a whirl.
- 2. In half an hour's whirl of activity she does it all.
- 3. Your life is such a social whirl.
- 4. Why not give acupuncture a whirl?
- 5. We decided to give it a whirl.
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