Synonyms of whirl in English:


See US English definition of whirl

See UK English definition of whirl

See Spanish definition of girar


1‘leaves whirled in eddies of wind’

rotate, turn, turn round, go round, revolve, circle, wheel, orbit, pivot, swivel, gyrate, spin, roll, twirl, pirouette
Scottish birl

2‘Sybil stood waving as they whirled past’

hurry, speed, race, run, sprint, dash, bolt, dart, rush, hasten, hurtle, career, streak, shoot, whizz, zoom, go like lightning, go hell for leather, spank along, bowl along, rattle along, whoosh, buzz, swoop, flash, blast, charge, stampede, gallop, sweep, hare, fly, wing, scurry, scud, scutter, scramble
informal belt, pelt, tear, hotfoot it, zap, zip, whip, scoot, go like a bat out of hell
British informal bomb, bucket, shift, go like the clappers, leg it
Scottish informal wheech
North American informal clip, boogie, hightail, barrel
North American vulgar slang drag ass, haul ass, tear ass
literary fleet
archaic post, hie

3‘his mind was whirling’

spin, reel, go round, be in a whirl, swim, be giddy, feel giddy, be dizzy, feel dizzy


1‘he was gone in a whirl of dust’

swirl, flurry, eddy

2‘all part of the mad social whirl’

hurly-burly, hectic activity, bustle, rush, flurry, to-do, fuss, panic, turmoil
archaic hurry-scurry

3‘her life was a whirl of parties’

succession, series, sequence, progression, string, chain, cycle, round, merry-go-round

4‘Laura's mind was in a whirl’

spin, daze, stupor, muddle, jumble
informal dither

5‘the only way to find out was to give it a whirl’

try, try-out, test
informal go, shot, bash, stab