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whirl around

to turn around very quickly. I tapped him on the shoulder and he whirled around to see who it was. Todd whirled around and grabbed Max by the wrists.
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whirl someone or something around

to turn someone or something around quickly. I grabbed him by the shoulder and whirled him around to face me. I whirled around the book display and found what I wanted.
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Before the merger, as the two black holes whirl around each other, they stir the galactic center like the blade of a blender.
This is complex, hilarious stuff, which seems to whirl around in vortices of self-reference depending on whether the 'characters'', the 'actors'', the 'writer'' (also at the rehearsal) or the Stage Management team are talking.
More than a quarter of a million skaters have taken to the ice in recent years and this year, a new credit-crunching off-peak price has been introduced for skaters of all ages so a whirl around bmibaby on weekdays between 11am and 4pm costs pounds 5.
The art demands agility and power as Edward uses hands, feet, arms and torso to whirl around the stainless steel pole, which is encased in rubber and anchored to the ground by cables.
There are many six-year-olds who whirl around me - backwards, usually - like fairies, at some unseemly hour on Saturday mornings.
DECEMBER 12-FEBRUARY 19 GET your skates on to whirl around the ice at a winter rink in LondonOs newest shopping centre, Cardinal Place near Victoria Station.
It seems the best option after a couple of drinks, a night on the town and a whirl around the dancefloor.
JUST two venues feature in the current UK tour diary for the St Petersburg String Quartet as they whirl around the globe.
The great speed with which these centrally located stars whirl around provides the best evidence to date for the existence of an extremely dense and massive object--a supermassive black hole--right in the bull's-eye of the galaxy.
Monday sees her in concert at Southport Theatre - the final date of another whirl around the Britain.
The highlights of the subject's face are so natural and warm that you're tempted to whirl around to see if someone has lifted a shade on a nearby window.
I think you can have all the ego you want when you walk the press line and when you pick your fabulous dress and whirl around like a big diva.
The search continues vainly but implacably up to the death of the old baker Salvatore Casaccio, who at that supreme moment enters a fantastic Catherine wheel where the figures from the mirage that has stolen away Silvinia and characters from the historical reality of the time whirl around him together.
Enjoy a whirl around the ice at the 600sqm rink, next to Central Station, warm yourself up with a hot drink and a hot snack, then walk five minutes along to the Metro Radio Arena to enjoy the hottest show around - High School Musical: The Ice Tour - and afterwards, there's the opportunity to meet the stars of the show