Meaning of EDDY in English

EDDY

n. 1 swirl, whirl, vortex, gurgitation; whirlpool, maelstrom, Charybdis; dust devil, whirlwind, twister, tornado, cyclone, typhoon, hurricane; waterspout These treacherous eddies are caused by tidal changes

v. 2 swirl, whirl, turn, spin The wind eddied round us, driving the dinghy this way and that

Oxford thesaurus English vocab.      Английский словарь Оксфорд тезаурус.