- to move in circles or to cause (something) to move in circles
- She swirled the drink (around) in her glass.
- The water swirled around/down the drain.
- strong swirling winds
- Rumors are swirling about/around the team. [=there are a lot of rumors about the team]
- A swirl of smoke rose from the chimney.
- He painted swirls of color on the canvas.
- ice cream with chocolate swirls
- She was caught up in the swirl of events.