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Definition 1: to wind or move in a spiral course - [verb of motion]

Samples where gyrate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action
  • black smoke coiling up into the sky
  • the young people gyrated on the dance floor

Synonyms for gyrate in the sense of this definition

(gyrate is a kind of ...) change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

"Turn towards me" "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face" "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"

Definition 2: revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis - [verb of motion]

Samples where gyrate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy

Synonyms for gyrate in the sense of this definition

(gyrate is a kind of ...) turn on or around an axis or a center

"The Earth revolves around the Sun" "The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire"

(... is a kind of gyrate ) whirl or spin like a whirligig

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