Possibly from Old Norse, our word eddy dates back to the year 1525, when people spelled words any old way they pleased. They spelled this one ydy, eddee, iddye, etc. It appears to be unrelated to the name "Eddie," which may have come from an Old English one meaning "wealth."
In a body of water, and sometimes in a gas, an eddy is a little whirlpool, or a swirling current.
Taylor is five. She doesn't hold conversations; she follows the eddies of her own thoughts. If I offer her a hot dog, she tells me why Ariel is her favorite mermaid.
Explain the meaning of "eddy" without saying "flow" or "whirlpool."
Fill in the blanks: "Making no real progress (in some situation), (someone or something) eddied around."
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1. The opposite of EDDY is
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