Definitions for: Gyrate


[v] revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
[v] 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"



Webster (1913) Definition: Gy"rate, a. [L. gyratus made in a circular form, p. p.
of gyrare.]
Winding or coiled round; curved into a circle; taking a
circular course.


Gy"rate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gyrated; 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.

Synonyms: coil, reel, spin, spin around, spiral, whirl

See Also: go around, revolve, rotate, turn, whirligig

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