|Origin:||Probably from a Scandinavian language|
1 [intransitive and transitive]
to turn or spin around very quickly, or to make someone or something do this:
We watched the seagulls whirling and shrieking over the harbour.
whirl about/around/toward etc
She whirled around and her look shook him.
whirl somebody/something about/around/away etc
He whirled her round in his arms.
if your head is whirling, or if thoughts are whirling in your head, your mind is full of thoughts and ideas, and you feel very confused or excited:
His head was whirling with excitement.
The implications began to whirl around her head.