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Whirlpool synonyms
wûrl'po͝ol', hwûrl'-
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A circular current; a whirlpool.
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  1. A circular current; a whirlpool.
  2. A drift or tendency that is counter to or separate from a main current, as of opinion, tradition, or history.
  3. A current, as of water or air, moving contrary to the direction of the main current, especially in a circular motion.
A whirlwind, whirlpool, or similarly moving matter in the form of a spiral or column.
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  1. A whirlwind, whirlpool, or similarly moving matter in the form of a spiral or column.
  2. 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.
  3. A whirling mass of water or air that sucks everything near it toward its center.
A swirling motion; whirl; eddy
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  1. A swirling motion; whirl; eddy
  2. A whirling or eddying motion or mass:
  3. A whirling eddy.
Any large or violent whirlpool
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  1. Any large or violent whirlpool
  2. A whirlpool of extraordinary size or violence.
  3. A famous strong, swirling tidal current off the W coast of Norway, hazardous to safe navigation
A short-range flow of water returning seaward from the waves breaking on the shore.
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  1. A short-range flow of water returning seaward from the waves breaking on the shore.
  2. A current of water moving beneath and in a different direction from that of the surface water
  3. An underwater current flowing strongly away from shore, usually caused by the seaward return of water from waves that have broken against the shore.
An underlying tendency, force, or influence often contrary to what is superficially evident.
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  1. An underlying tendency, force, or influence often contrary to what is superficially evident.
  2. A current, as of water or air, flowing below another or beneath the surface
  3. A current which flows under the surface
Plural form of rapid
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(Place, proper) A dangerous rock on the Italian side of the Straits of Messina, opposite the whirlpool Charybdis: in classical mythology both Scylla and Charybdis were personified as female monsters
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  1. (Place, proper) A dangerous rock on the Italian side of the Straits of Messina, opposite the whirlpool Charybdis: in classical mythology both Scylla and Charybdis were personified as female monsters
  2. A female sea monster who lived in a cave opposite Charybdis and devoured sailors.
(Computing) A cover to protect and hide the back panel of a computer or other office machine.
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  1. (Computing) A cover to protect and hide the back panel of a computer or other office machine.
  2. Excited and often noisy activity; a stir.
  3. An excited activity; a stir.
A sudden, brief rush of wind; gust
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  1. A sudden, brief rush of wind; gust
  2. A brief fluctuation in stock market prices or increase in trading
  3. A stirring mass, as of leaves or dust; a shower.
Movement; activity; agitation
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  1. Movement; activity; agitation
  2. A slight movement:
  3. A stirring, mixing, or poking movement:
(Informal) A brief or experimental try:
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  1. (Informal) A brief or experimental try:
  2. A round of parties, etc., one after another
  3. A tumult; uproar; stir
Find another word for whirlpool. In this page you can discover 13 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for whirlpool, like: eddy, vortex, swirl, maelstrom, undertow, undercurrent, rapids, scylla, bustle, flurry and stir.