give something a whirl


give something a whirl
give (something) a whirl to try something.

Tan had given up technical writing to give fiction a whirl.

Usage notes: often used in the form give it a whirl:

We've always wanted to take a cruise in the Caribbean, so we decided to give it a whirl.

Related vocabulary: take a shot at something

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  • give something a whirl — (informal) To try something out • • • Main Entry: ↑whirl * * * give something a whirl informal phrase to try a new activity If you don’t like team sports, why not give yoga a whirl? Thesaurus: to start doing something new or different …   Useful english dictionary

  • give something a whirl — ► give something a whirl informal give something a try. Main Entry: ↑whirl …   English terms dictionary

  • give something a whirl — informal give something a try. → whirl …   English new terms dictionary

  • give something a whirl — informal to try a new activity If you don t like team sports, why not give yoga a whirl? …   English dictionary

  • give it a whirl — try to do something, try your hand at    When I saw the others dancing, I decided to give it a whirl …   English idioms

  • give it a whirl — give it a shot/whirl informal to attempt to do something. I ve never danced Salsa before but I ll give it a shot …   New idioms dictionary

  • give it a whirl — Vrb phrs. To attempt something. E.g. Go on, give it whirl, it can t do any harm. Informal …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • Give it a whirl — to try doing something by giving it one s best …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • give it a whirl — Australian Slang to try doing something by giving it one s best …   English dialects glossary

  • give a whirl — give (something) a whirl to try something. Tan had given up technical writing to give fiction a whirl. Usage notes: often used in the form give it a whirl: We ve always wanted to take a cruise in the Caribbean, so we decided to give it a whirl.… …   New idioms dictionary