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  Definition of gyrate
  1. revolve quickly and repeatedly around one''s own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
  2. to wind or move in a spiral course; "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"
Similar Words: spin, spin around, whirl, reel, spiral, coil

 

Hyponyms: whirligig

 

Derivational Morphology: rotation, revolution, gyration, whirling, whirl, swirl, vortex, convolution, spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirling dervish, whirler, spinner, coil, whorl, roll, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll, spiral, volute, helix

 

 
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