whirl

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whirl(
wuhrl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (spin)
a. el giro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I could hear the whirl of the hurricane last night.Pude oír el giro del huracán anoche.
b. la vuelta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I felt a whirl of emotions.Sentí una vuelta de emociones.
2. (nature)
a. el remolino
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Clark had to be careful of the whirl he saw on the surface of the lake.Clark tuvo que tener cuidado del remolino que vio sobre el superficie del lago.
b. el torbellino
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The whirl of dust forced me to continue with my eyes shut.El torbellino de polvo me obligó a continuar con los ojos cerrados.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to spin)
a. hacer girar
The ballerina's dance partner whirled her as she did a pirouette en pointe.El compañero de baile de la bailarina la hizo girar mientras ella hizo una pirueta sobre puntas.
4. (to transport; used with "off")
a. llevar
A limo driver whirled us off to the art gallery in time for the gala.Un conductor de limusina nos llevó a la galería de arte a tiempo para la gala.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (to spin; used with "around")
a. girar
Trevor watched the lights as the carousel whirled around.Trevor miró las luces mientras giraba el carrusel.
b. arremolinarse
When I saw the water start to whirl around, I didn't know what to do.Cuando vi el agua empezar a arremolinarse, no sabía qué hacer.
c. dar vueltas
Ann whirled around in the air while the spectators applauded.Ann dio vueltas en el aire mientras los espectadores aplaudieron.
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whirl
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el remolino
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
a whirl of activityun torbellino de actividad
the social whirlel torbellino de la vida social
my head's in a whirltengo una gran confusión mental
2. (colloquial)
a.
let's give it a whirlprobémoslo
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (general)
a.
to whirl something/somebody aroundhacer girar algo/a alguien
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (dust, smoke, leaves)
a. arremolinarse
5. (person)
a. girar vertiginosamente
my head's whirlingme da vueltas la cabeza
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whirl [wɜːl]
noun
(spin) giro (m); vuelta (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
he disappeared in a whirl of dust
let's give it a whirl ¡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
he whirled his hat round his head agitaba el sombrero alrededor de la cabeza
2 (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; (move quickly)
the dancers whirled past los bailarines pasaron girando vertiginosamente; my head was whirling me daba vueltas la cabeza
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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