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4 definitions found
 for gyrate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gyrate \Gy"rate\ (j[imac]"r[asl]t), a. [L. gyratus made in a
     circular form, p. p. of gyrare.]
     Winding or coiled round; curved into a circle; taking a
     circular course.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gyrate \Gy"rate\ (j[imac]"r[=a]t), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gyrated
     (j[imac]"r[asl]*t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Gyrating.] [L.
     gyratus, p. p. of gyrare to gyrate. See Gyre, n.]
     To revolve round a central point; to move spirally about an
     axis, as a tornado; to revolve.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  gyrate
      v 1: 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" [syn: gyrate, spiral, coil]
      2: revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The
         dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
         [syn: spin, spin around, whirl, reel, gyrate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  63 Moby Thesaurus words for "gyrate":
     advance, ascend, back, back up, budge, change, change place,
     circle, circulate, circumrotate, circumvolute, climb, crank,
     descend, ebb, flow, get over, go, go around, go round, go sideways,
     gyre, mount, move, move over, pirouette, pivot, plunge, progress,
     purl, regress, retrogress, revolve, rise, roll, rotate, round, run,
     screw, shift, sink, soar, spin, stir, stream, subside, swing,
     swirl, swivel, travel, turn, turn a pirouette, turn about,
     turn around, turn round, twirl, twist, wamble, wane, wheel, whirl,
     whirligig, wind
  
  

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