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Spanish translation of 'whirl'

Word Frequency


[wɜːl ]
(spin) giro mvuelta f
[of dust, water etc] remolino m
[of cream] rizo m
my head is in a whirl la cabeza me está dando vueltas
the social whirl la actividad social
a whirl of pleasures un torbellino de placeres
▪ idiom: let's give it a whirl (informal) ¡nada se pierde con intentar!
transitive verb
1.  (spin) hacer girar
he whirled Anne round the dance floor hizo girar a Anne por la pista
as the wind whirled leaves into the air mientras el aire hacia revolotear or girar las hojas en el aire
he whirled his sword round his head esgrimió su espada haciéndola girar sobre su cabeza
2.  (figurative)
(transport) llevar rápidamente
the train whirled us off to Paris el tren nos llevó rápidamente a París
he whirled us off to the theatre nos llevó volando al teatro
intransitive verb
[wheel, merry-go-round] girar
[leaves, dust, water] arremolinarse
(figurative) (move quickly)
the dancers whirled past los bailarines pasaron girando vertiginosamente
my head was whirling me daba vueltas la cabeza
phrasal verbs
See whirl around

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Example Sentences Including 'whirl'

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He felt as if he were whirling about in a vortex.
Adam Sisman The Friendship: Wordsworth and Coleridge (2006)
While the boardroom vacuum persists, though, takeover speculation will continue to whirl around the company.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
And it's not such a social whirl, really.
The Sun (2012)
He takes on a brand that has kept on moving forward, staying at the heart of the Manhattan social whirl.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
They've been chosen as subjects because they whirl around in a chaos of self-destruction.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
They've been whirling around the rink all week in preparation, but whose moves will light up the ice panel?
The Sun (2013)
He doesn't need to go to university for the social whirl because he's already got that here.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
He is a reassuringly solid point in the social whirl.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
I often wake in the night with worries whirling around my head and cannot go back to sleep.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
In the morning the place is a whirl of activity.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
It was not really a holiday, just a big social whirl, but that was what you did for a holiday then.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The next four minutes are a whirl of high-octane activity.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
In an increasingly cyber world, the secret of happiness is probably just getting out there and giving real life a whirl.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
It was all one big social whirl.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
It's just whirling round and round from Antarctica.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The first few hours were a whirl of activity.
Jan Fennell FRIENDS FOR LIFE (2003)

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'whirl' in Other Languages

British English: whirl VERB
If something or someone whirls around or if you whirl them around, they move around or turn around very quickly.
Not receiving an answer, she whirled round.
  • American English: whirl
  • Brazilian Portuguese: fazer girar
  • Chinese: 快速旋转
  • European Spanish: dar vueltas
  • French: virevolter
  • German: wirbeln
  • Italian: girarsi di scatto
  • Japanese: ぐるぐる回す/ぐるぐる回る
  • Korean: 빙빙 돌리다
  • European Portuguese: fazer girar
  • Spanish: dar vueltas


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