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Meaning of GYRATE

Pronunciation:  [adj]'jIreyt, [v]'jIreyt, 'jI`reyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
  2. [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"

GYRATE is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: coil, reel, spin, spin around, spiral, whirl
 See Also: go around, revolve, rotate, turn, whirligig



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
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