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swirl about someone or something

[for something, such as dust or a fluid] to circle and wind about someone or something. The snow swirled about me as I walked along. The smoke swirled about the tiny campfire.
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swirl around

[for dust or a fluid] to circle around. The liquid swirled around in the flask as Toby shook it up. Dust swirled around the room in the sunlight.
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swirl around

1. To move with a twisting or whirling motion; eddy: It's hard to fly a kite when the wind swirls around like this.
2. To move around something with a twisting or whirling motion, as in an eddy: As I stood in the river, the water swirled around my legs. The snow swirled around us.
3. To apply something in swirls over some area: The baker swirled the icing around the cake. I swirled syrup around the pancakes.
4. To circulate among some group of people in response to a particular subject: Rumors swirled around Hollywood.
5. To circulate or occur in response to something or someone that is controversial, provocative, or secretive: Rumors swirled around the governor. Controversy swirled around the new budget.
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While Iced Caramel Swirl Dunkalatte, is a refreshingly cool beverage with a swirl of caramel syrup in a genuine espresso base with a drizzle of caramel to finish off over the whipped cream.
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The stick products have proved to be the bestsellers in the Skinny Cow range due to their portionability and the Swirl Pots offer another option for consumers wanting indulgence but also who are conscious about following a healthy regime," said Kate Needham, marketing director at Richmond Ice Cream.
Pour 1/4 cup of the crepe batter into the pan, quickly swirl the pan to coat, and pour any excess batter back into the bowl.
A new swirl spray head for automatically applying hot melt adhesive to a variety of substrates used in product assembly and converting applications has been introduced by Slautterback.
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German Chocolate Cake Spectacular is chocolate ice cream with a caramel coconut swirl and brownie pieces that is available in both Grand and Slow Churned varieties.
Brevet [5] researched the optimization scheme of heat transfer about a row of impinging jets, the influence of the spacing between every two adjacent holes both in the transverse and longitudinal direction is analysed Nozaki (6) combined whole field velocity and temperature measuring techniques (PIV and LIF) to investigate swirl impinging jets.
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