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Definition of swirl verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they swirl
he / she / it swirls
past simple swirled
-ing form swirling
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to move around quickly in a circle; to make something do this (+ adv./prep.) The water swirled down the drain. A long skirt swirled around her ankles. swirling mists swirl something (+ adv./prep.) He took a mouthful of water and swirled it around in his mouth.
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