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swirl about

1. To move around in a twisting, winding, gyrating motion. Dust swirled about the old shed as we stepped inside. Blood swirled about in the water as it dripped from my hand into the sink.
2. To encircle and move around someone or something in a twisting, winding, gyrating motion. A noun or pronoun can be used between "swirl" and "about." Cold water swirled about my ankles as I stood fishing in the stream. Smoke swirled about the people as they fled the war-stricken village.
3. To spread and circulate among a particular group of people or in response to the actions of a particular person or thing. Fearful uncertainty has been swirling about the population as the government continues to threaten its secession from the trade union. Scandal continue to swirl about the disgraced movie producer as more and more people come forward to allege abuse and mistreatment.
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swirl around

1. To move around in a twisting, winding, gyrating motion. Dust swirled around the old shed as we stepped inside. Blood swirled around in the water as it dripped from my hand into the sink.
2. To encircle and move around someone or something in a twisting, winding, gyrating motion. A noun or pronoun can be used between "swirl" and "around." Cold water swirled around my ankles as I stood fishing in the stream. Smoke swirled around the people as they fled the war-stricken village.
3. To spread and circulate among a particular group of people or in response to the actions of a particular person or thing. Fearful uncertainty has been swirling around the population as the government continues to threaten its secession from the trade union. Scandal continue to swirl around the disgraced movie producer as more and more people come forward to allege abuse and mistreatment.
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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

v.
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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The diffuser having a temperature distribution (T, T, T) with a reverse direction of the swirl and a central jet impact height H between 4D and 6D ensures uniform distribution of temperature along the plate and promotes better the development of the jet.
Essentially the same swirl flow agitation approach applied at LKAB Kiruna was also used in bauxite slurry holding tanks at Queensland Alumina (QAL) to solve a sedimentation-related agitator bogging problem that caused frequent shutdowns and reduced tank-online campaign time.
A hypothesis for the influence of nozzle inlet swirl on the restrictiveness of the two-phase nozzle has been proposed.
3D Reynolds-Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) computations modeling of the entire section including swirl generation system and burner have been performed using commercial CFD-software namely ANSYS Fluent.
However, for flow conditions often experienced in most applications, it is the generation of swirl which accounts for a major portion of the enhancement observed in such corrugated channels.
Figure 2 indicates pressure recovery coefficient (Cp) at casing wall and Hub side for diffuser for area ratios 3 as a function of non-dimensional diffuser passage x/L for various inlet swirl angles 0[degrees], 10[degrees], 15[degrees], 20[degrees] and 25[degrees].
Extensive literature is devoted to design methods for pressure swirl atomizer.
2 : busy movement or activity <She got caught up in the swirl of events.
The focus of SWIRL is reengaging literacy learning in young children.
Swirl Air nozzles provide flow rates from one to 2,400 gallons per hour and spray angles from 50 to 100 degrees with precise control of droplet size.
The Swirl Coat SC-300 applicator is a three-mode swirl system, while the PreciseCoat SC-400 jet applicator can be used for high selectivity applications.
You'll also have room in the glass to swirl the wine
ABB LTD has supplied six swirl meters, two SM3000 videographic recorders and two magmeters to Campbell Grocery Products Ltd to aid in detecting potential energy savings at their Kings Lynn factory.
Welcome to the insane swirl that is my brain on national politics.