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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Nature, Meteorology
whirlwindwhirl‧wind1 /ˈwɜːlˌwɪnd $ ˈwɜːrl-/ noun [countable]  1 DNHEMan extremely strong wind that moves quickly with a circular movement, causing a lot of damage syn tornado, twister American English2 a whirlwind of emotions/activity etc
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whirlwindIn the early days it was seen as bringing a whirlwind of well-paid high-technology jobs to an area of record unemployment.From the very first moment of her return to the vicarage Ruth was caught up in a whirlwind of work.She moved round the flat like a whirlwind, and in minutes she was in her light raincoat.Living in Manhattan is such a whirlwind.A black whirlwind, they fill the air with the click of leathery wings as they spiral through the trees.Caring for a new baby is a breathless whirlwind, leaving no time for reassessment of self.Sophie saw through the whirlwind from the very start.
whirlwindwhirlwind2 adjective [only before noun]  a whirlwind situation or event happens very quickly a whirlwind romance
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