cause to spin
- turn in a twisting or rotating movement
- a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is drawn tight
- the act of turning quickly
- To move or turn-round quickly to whirl round to maneuver and change rapidly with the fingers
- To revolve with velocity to-be whirled round rapidly
- The work of twirling an instant circular motion a whirl or whirling quick rotation
- to maneuver or turn-round rapidly; to whirl round; to go and change quickly using the hands.
- To revolve with velocity; to-be whirled round rapidly.
- The work of twirling; an instant circular movement; a whirl or whirling; fast rotation.
- a-twist; a convolution.
1590s, "move round rapidly" (intransitive), of uncertain source, possibly associated with Old English
- 1590s, "rapid circular motion," from twirl (v.).
(v. t.) To move or turn-round rapidly; to whirl round; to move and turn rapidly using fingers.
- (v. i.) To revolve with velocity; is whirled round rapidly.
- (n.) The work of twirling; an immediate circular movement; a whirl or whirling; quick rotation.
- (n.) A-twist; a convolution.
At the back door there was a great butternut tree, round which the steps had been built, and in front the trees stood so close that I could touch them and feel the wind shake their branches, or the leaves twirl downward in the autumn blast.