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Definition of swivel verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they swivel
    he / she / it swivels
    past simple swiveled ()swivelled
    -ing form swiveling ()swivelling
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] swivel (something) (+ adv./prep.) to turn or make something turn around a fixed central point synonym spin She swiveled the chair around to face them.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] swivel (something) (+ adv./prep.) to turn or move your body, eyes, or head around quickly to face another direction synonym swing He swiveled around to look at her.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: swivel

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