Whir (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whirred (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Whirring.] [Perhaps of imitative origin; cf. D. hvirre to whirl, and E. hurr, hurry, whirl. .]

To whirl round, or revolve, with a whizzing noise; to fly or more quickly with a buzzing or whizzing sound; to whiz.

The partridge bursts away on whirring wings. Beattie.

 

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Whir, v. t. [See Whir to whiz.]

To hurry a long with a whizzing sound.

[R.]

This world to me is like a lasting storm, Whirring me from my friends. Shak.

 

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Whir, n.

A buzzing or whizzing sound produced by rapid or whirling motion; as, the whir of a partridge; the whir of a spinning wheel.

 

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