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whirl·wind

 (wûrl′wĭnd′, hwûrl′-)
n.
1. A rapidly rotating, generally vertical column of air, such as a tornado, dust devil, or waterspout.
2.
a. A tumultuous, confused rush.
b. A destructive force or thing.
adj.
Tumultuous or rapid: a whirlwind political campaign.
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whirlwind

(ˈwɜːlˌwɪnd)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a column of air whirling around and towards a more or less vertical axis of low pressure, which moves along the land or ocean surface
2.
a. a motion or course resembling this, esp in rapidity
b. (as modifier): a whirlwind romance.
3. an impetuously active person
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whirl•wind

(ˈʰwɜrlˌwɪnd, ˈwɜrl-)

n.
1. a relatively small mass of air, as a tornado, rotating rapidly and advancing over land or sea.
2. something resembling a whirlwind, as in destructive force.
3. any circling rush or violent onward course.
adj.
4. like a whirlwind, as in speed or force: a whirlwind visit.
Idioms:
reap the whirlwind, to suffer the penalties for one's misdeeds. Hos. 8:7.
[1300–50; Middle English < Old Norse hvirfilvindr]
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whirlwind

any wind that has a spinning motion and is conflned to a small area in the shape of a vertical cylinder.
See also: Wind
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Whirlwind

 something rushing; a confused condition.
Examples: whirlwind of applause, 1837; of tempestuous fire, 1667; of horse, 1840; of passion, 1603; of town pleasure, 1855.
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whirlwind

An intense area of low pressure moving in a circular motion caused by a convection current that occurs over hot land such as in deserts.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whirlwind - a more or less vertical column of air whirling around itself as it moves over the surface of the Earthwhirlwind - a more or less vertical column of air whirling around itself as it moves over the surface of the Earth
dust devil - a miniature whirlwind strong enough to whip dust and leaves and litter into the air
windstorm - a storm consisting of violent winds
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whirlwind

noun
1. tornado, hurricane, cyclone, typhoon, twister (U.S.), dust devil, waterspout They scattered like leaves in a whirlwind.
2. turmoil, chaos, swirl, mayhem, uproar, maelstrom, welter, bedlam, tumult, hurly-burly, madhouse a whirlwind of frenzied activity
adjective
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Translations
زَوْبَعَه، دَوّامَه هَوائِيَّه، إعْصار
hvirvelvind
forgószél
hvirfilvindur

whirlwind

[ˈwɜːlwɪnd]
A. N (lit, fig) → torbellino m
like a whirlwindcomo un torbellino, como una tromba
to reap the whirlwindsegar lo que se ha sembrado, padecer las consecuencias
B. CPD [romance] → apasionado, arrollador
a whirlwind courtshipun noviazgo brevísimo
they took us on a whirlwind tournos llevaron de gira relámpago
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whirlwind

hwɜːrlwɪnd]
ntornade f
modif (= very quick) [romance] → éclair inv; [tour] → éclair inv
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whirlwind

nWirbelwind m; (fig)Trubel m, → Wirbel m; like a whirlwindwie der Wirbelwind; to reap the whirlwind (prov) → Sturm ernten; he did some very stupid things, and now he’s reaping the whirlwinder hat einige sehr große Dummheiten gemacht und jetzt muss er dafür büßen; a whirlwind romanceeine stürmische Romanze
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whirlwind

[ˈwɜːlˌwɪnd]
2. adj (romance) → travolgente
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whirl

(wəːl) verb
to move rapidly (round, away etc). She whirled round when I called her name; The wind whirled my hat away before I could grab it.
noun
1. an excited confusion. a whirl of activity; My head's in a whirl – I can't believe it's all happening!
2. a rapid turn.
ˈwhirlpool noun
a circular current in a river or sea, caused by opposing tides, winds or currents.
ˈwhirlwind noun
a violent circular current of wind with a whirling motion.
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