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Definition of eddy verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

eddy

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈedi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈedi//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they eddy
BrE BrE//ˈedi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈedi//
 
he / she / it eddies
BrE BrE//ˈediz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈediz//
 
past simple eddied
BrE BrE//ˈedid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈedid//
 
past participle eddied
BrE BrE//ˈedid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈedid//
 
-ing form eddying
BrE BrE//ˈediɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈediɪŋ//
 
Rivers and lakes
 
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(eddies, eddying, eddied, eddied) [intransitive] (of air, dust, water, etc.) to move around in a circle synonym swirl The waves swirled and eddied around the rocks. See related entries: Rivers and lakes Word Origin late Middle English: probably from the Germanic base of the Old English prefix ed- ‘again, back’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: eddy

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