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1‘the building was hit by a hellish whirlwind’
tornado, hurricane, typhoon, cyclone, tropical storm, tropical cyclone, vortex
dust devil, waterspout
North American informal twister
Australian NZ informal willy-willy
2‘a hectic whirlwind of activity’
bedlam, madhouse, mayhem, maelstrom, babel, chaos, pandemonium, uproar, turmoil, turbulence, swirl, tumult, hurly-burly, commotion, disorder, jumble, disarray, confusion, seething mass, welter
informal all hell broken loose
North American three-ring circus
1‘a whirlwind romance’
rapid, lightning, overnight, instant, headlong, impulsive, breakneck, whistle-stop, fast-track, accelerated, meteoric, sudden, swift, fast, quick, speedy
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