Definition of 'whirlwind'

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You feel confident when it comes to love and a whirlwind romance could be in store. The Sun (2016)You should call it a day now - before you get found out and have to reap the whirlwind. The Sun (2017)She says:'It was a bit of a whirlwind romance. The Sun (2016)Perhaps that whirlwind romance was too fast. The Sun (2012)The genteel crowd taking tea have no idea of the fashion whirlwind happening upstairs. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They are now reaping the whirlwind of a craven misjudgment. Times, Sunday Times (2009)My father was a whirlwind of activity. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But there has been no time for romance in a whirlwind couple of years. The Sun (2013)But we reap the whirlwind of these brilliant ideas. Times, Sunday Times (2011)After a whirlwind romance she married him six months ago. The Sun (2007)In fact she was in the middle of a whirlwind romance and probably already planning what to wear to her wedding. The Sun (2006)Britain reaping the whirlwind of colonialism? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Here, we take a whirlwind global tour of foods that can help keep us healthy. The Sun (2009)They were engaged after a five-month whirlwind romance. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was a whirlwind romance the first time round - this time take things more slowly. The Sun (2007)Having sown the wind, they reaped a whirlwind that blows to this day. Times, Sunday Times (2014)If you want the definition of a whirlwind romance, this is surely it. The Sun (2016)But midway through they admitted being just friends - insisting they had split after a whirlwind romance. The Sun (2011)The London duo have embarked on a whirlwind tour of the past two decades of dance music on their third album. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Talk about a whirlwind romance! The Sun (2016)Since they and their bank colleagues were quite willing to reap the profits, they should also be made to reap the whirlwind. Times, Sunday Times (2008)So we reap the whirlwind of a financially successful and hugely entertaining Premier League. The Sun (2013)But before the Conservatives get too confident, they should reflect that the referendum has yet to reap its whirlwind. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Now, having sown the fair wind of all that cheap money, they are reaping the whirlwind of economic disaster. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's been an absolute whirlwind since it happened, so it almost feels too far back in the past to remember. Times, Sunday Times (2014)

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Translations for 'whirlwind'

British English: whirlwind NOUN
A whirlwind is a tall column of air which spins round and round very fast and moves across the land or sea.
British English: whirlwind ADJECTIVE
A whirlwind event or action happens or is done much more quickly than normal.
He got married after a whirlwind romance.


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