A circular, spiral, or helical motion in a fluid (such as a gas) or the fluid in such a motion. A vortex often forms around areas of low pressure and attracts the fluid (and the objects moving within it) toward its center. Tornados are examples of vortexes; vortexes that form around flying objects are a source of turbulence and drag.
The manner in which a person or thing is placed or posed, or the manner in which parts are arranged [a dog in a sitting position]; specif., any of various customary postures assumed by an individual [the lotus position] or a couple [the missionary position]
A difficult or intricate situation; an entanglement.
are both colloquial terms loosely interchangeable with any of the preceding, although more precisely fix is equivalent to
and pickle, to
implies a distressing or unfortunate situation
emphasizes a state of great perplexity and uncertainty as to what to do
implies a predicament necessitating a choice between equally disagreeable alternatives
implies a complicated, perplexing situation from which it is difficult to disentangle oneself
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