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Gyrate   /dʒˈaɪrˌeɪt/   Listen
Gyrate

verb
(past & past part. gyrated; pres. part. gyrating)
1.
To wind or move in a spiral course.  Synonyms: coil, spiral.  "Black smoke coiling up into the sky" , "The young people gyrated on the dance floor"
2.
Revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis.  Synonyms: reel, spin, spin around, whirl.






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"Gyrate" Quotes from Famous Books



... personal attractions, so worn out by idiotic and lumpish people, Fanny passed into the balcony for a breath of air. Waters of vexation filled her eyes; and they had the effect of making the famous Mr Merdle, in going down the street, appear to leap, and waltz, and gyrate, as if he were possessed of ...
— Little Dorrit • Charles Dickens

... she said, "you're perfectly lovely, great-stepuncle. Are we both going to drink out of the same cup?" In such manner did the current of her talk gyrate and ...
— Helen with the High Hand (2nd ed.) • Arnold Bennett

... morning, between the Ham and Eggs, she glanced at her double-entry Date Book and began to gyrate. ...
— Ade's Fables • George Ade



Words linked to "Gyrate" :   gyration, revolve, rotate, whirl, go around, whirligig, turn



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