Gyrate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdʒaɪreɪt|  American pronunciation of the word gyrate
Brit.  |dʒʌɪˈrəɪt|  British pronunciation of the word gyrate

verb

- to wind or move in a spiral course(syn: coil, spiral)

the young people gyrated on the dance floor

- revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis (syn: reel, spin, whirl)

Examples

They gyrated to the music.

...the gyroscope got its name for the way the disk inside the instrument gyrates around an axis...

The dancers gyrated wildly to the beat of the music.

Stock and bond markets have gyrated in recent weeks.

the young people gyrated on the dance floor

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: gyrate
he/she/it: gyrates
present participle: gyrating
past tense: gyrated
past participle: gyrated
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