English version

whir

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwhirwhir /wɜː $ wɜːr/ verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 x-refanother spelling of whirr→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
whirSome of them take a second or two to stop whirring and clacking as they wind tape off a drum.The pesticides treadmill is still whirring away.The fans whir in the background, filling the locker room with white noise.I saw it again that morning: the milk-float, whirring into another day.They can speak, via a whirring mechanical voice box, and they have mechanical human hands rather than paws.The whirring of our locust jaws is what keeps you awake.Once Blanche saw his hands whirring over each other, she knew there was some hope.
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Verb table
whir
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywhir
he, she, itwhirs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywhirred
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave whirred
he, she, ithas whirred
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad whirred
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill whir
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have whirred
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam whirring
he, she, itis whirring
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you, we, theyare whirring
Past
I, he, she, itwas whirring
you, we, theywere whirring
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been whirring
he, she, ithas been whirring
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been whirring
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be whirring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been whirring
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