whirl around

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Verb1.whirl around - fly aroundwhirl around - fly around; "The clothes tumbled in the dryer"; "rising smoke whirled in the air"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
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Stealing backward glances as he ran, he was always ready to whirl around and down the overzealous pursuer that outran his fellows.
Jerry's first intimation of Borckman's arrival was a cruel and painful clutch on his flank and groin that made him cry out in pain and whirl around. Next, as the mate had seen Skipper do in play, Jerry had his jowls seized in a tooth-clattering shake that was absolutely different from the Skipper's rough love-shake.
These remarks were greeted with shouts of laughter by the impish creatures and one seized the Scarecrow's arm and was astonished to find the straw man whirl around so easily.
Indoors you can join the Kinlochard Ceilidh Band for a whirl around the dance floor at KinlochardVillage Hall; visit Aberfoyle Makers'Market at the Memorial Hall with a host of stalls selling handmade items or hear some great folklore with a local storyteller.
Stars including the sun whirl around the centre of the galaxy at hundreds of kilometres per second.
13&15 TRAVEL Bridget McGrouther casts a net to Spanish beach resort Santander and Neil Murray takes a whirl around Washington DC.
While operating a flying chair ride for small children yesterday at an amusement park next to the Sogo Department Store in Hsinchu's Far Eastern Big City Shopping Malls, the attendant decided to turn down the background music which he deemed to be too loud, but he allegedly accidentally hit the "operate button." The flying chairs started to whirl around at a frightening pace, terrifying both children and parents.
During a recent interview at a cafe, he would often rise out of his chair, whirl around in a quick turn, and undulate his arms and wrists while gesticulating to express the ideas that his words could not.
CHARLES Bronson's new wife is dancing on air - because the notorious inmate is now allowed to give her a whirl around his jail.
Those enjoying the return of Dancing on Ice and who now fancy themselves a bit of a Jayne Torvill or a Christopher Dean can take a whirl around this open-air rink in Newcastle to banish the winter blues.
It is programmed to whirl around looking for places to hide, making a suitably annoying din.
The scientists say in a (https://arxiv.org/abs/1708.07566) paper on their project that Uranus having rings that whirl around the planet near the orbits of its innermost moons "hints at the possibility of an evolving inner ring-moon system dominated by accretion," referring to the process by which matter accumulates in space.