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Definition of gyrate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gyrate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dʒaɪˈreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒaɪreɪt//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they gyrate
BrE BrE//dʒaɪˈreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒaɪreɪt//
 
he / she / it gyrates
BrE BrE//dʒaɪˈreɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒaɪreɪts//
 
past simple gyrated
BrE BrE//dʒaɪˈreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒaɪreɪtɪd//
 
past participle gyrated
BrE BrE//dʒaɪˈreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒaɪreɪtɪd//
 
-ing form gyrating
BrE BrE//dʒaɪˈreɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒaɪreɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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to move around in circles; to make something, especially a part of your body, move around They began gyrating to the music. The leaves gyrated slowly to the ground. gyrate something As the lead singer gyrated his hips, the crowd screamed wildly. Word Origin early 19th cent.: earlier (early 17th-cent.) as gyration, from Latin gyrat- ‘revolved’, from the verb gyrare, from Greek guros ‘a ring’.
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