Swirl (?), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Swirled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Swirling.] [Akin to Norw. svirla to whirl, freq. of sverra to whirl, Dan. svirre, G. schwirren to whiz, to buzz. 177. See Swarm, n.]

To whirl, or cause to whirl, as in an eddy.

"The river swirled along."

C. Kingsley.

 

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Swirl, n.

A whirling motion; an eddy, as of water; a whirl.

"The silent swirl of bats."

Mrs. Browning.

 

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