Meaning of EDDY in English

I. noun

a swirling mass especially of water

dark eddies in the flooded stream

Synonyms: maelstrom, vortex, whirl, whirlpool

Related Word: gurge, surge, swirl, twirl, whirl; back current, back stream, countercurrent, counterflow, counterflux; backwash, backwater

II. verb

Synonyms: swirl , gurge, purl, swoosh, whirl, whirlpool, whorl

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