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Definition of whir verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



(also whirr) verb
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they whir he / she / it whirs past simple whirred -ing form whirring
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to make a continuous low sound like the parts of a machine moving The clock began to whir before striking the hour.
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